Weber State inks broadcast deal with 1280 The Zone

Another local team is joining forces with 1280 KZNS-AM (104.7 FM).

KZNS is already broadcasting Ogden Raptors games. Now Weber State has found an on-air home in “The Zone.”

When the Wildcats take the field this fall, “Wildcat” Carl Arky will be at the mic again to broadcast football and men’s basketball games. In addition to the 1280 AM broadcast, many Weber State games will also be broadcast on KZNS’ new FM station, 104.7 and online at 1280thezone.com.

Here’s the announcement from WSU:

Weber State University Athletics is pleased to announce a partnership with 1280 KZNS “The Zone” to broadcast Weber State football and men’s basketball games this season.  The Zone will be the exclusive radio home for the Wildcats and will air all football and men’s basketball games live.

“We are very excited to have our games broadcast on 1280 The Zone,” said WSU Athletic Director Jerry Bovee.  “We feel this is a great opportunity for us to increase our exposure and our fans will enjoy hearing our games on 1280 the Zone.  We’re also excited for the ways they will help promote Wildcat Athletics.”

Longtime play-by-play voice of the Wildcats Carl Arky will continue to broadcast all of Weber State’s football and men’s basketball home and away games.  A pre and post-game show will continue to be a part of every WSU game.  In addition, the Zone will air a weekly coaches show and will have an increased football pre-game show, which will include tailgating at all football home games.

The Zone is an all-sports radio station in Salt Lake City that has covered Utah sports for years.   In addition to being aired on 1280, many of WSU’s games will be simulcast on 104.7 on the FM dial, further increasing the coverage of the Wildcats.  The games will also be available live online at 1280thezone.com.

The 2011 Weber State football season will begin September 3 when the Wildcats play at Wyoming.

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One Response to Weber State inks broadcast deal with 1280 The Zone

  1. Bob Becker says:

    Well, I hope they up their game, then. I listened to the closing inning of a Raptors game a while ago. At the inning half break, the station began running ads/PSAs. Many of them several times over. By the time the live broadcast returned, the Raptors were two outs down with what turned out to be their last batter was stepping to the plate. What had the first two batters done? Hadn’t a clue. Ads/PSA over ran both at bats.

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