Fresno State Bulldogs move to ESPN Radio


ESPN RadioThe move marks the end of an era. Peak Broadcasting’s KMJ-AM has been the radio home of the Bulldogs for 43 years, dating back to 1969. Locally-owned One Putt Broadcasting has won a bidding war for the rights to air the Bulldogs, agreeing to a six-year, multi-million dollar contract, reports KMPH-TV. It takes effect at the end of the current basketball season, when 940 ESPN and 790 The Deuce will begin serving as the new radio home of the Bulldog Sports Network. Former Fresno State football player Chris Pacheco is one of the co-owners, and the prime force behind the move to get the Bulldogs.

Beginning with the 2013-2014 athletic season, all football, men’s basketball and baseball games will air on the 50-kW 940 ESPN, along with seasonal one-hour coaches shows. Select women’s basketball, softball and volleyball games will air on The Deuce. The deal was brokered by Learfield Sports of Dallas.

See the KMPH story here