Raiders Move To KYMT Year Ahead Of Full Vegas Move
A year ahead of the team relocating to Las Vegas, the NFL’s Oakland Raiders have a new radio network affiliate in the city.
iHeartMedia’s Adult Rock “93.1 The Mountain” KYMT Las Vegas will join the Compass Media Networks distributed network of the franchise’s games for the 2019 season that is still based at Entercom News 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC San Francisco.
Beasley Media News/Talk 720 KDWN/101.5 K268CS and Country “102.7 The Coyote” KCYE previously held the rights to the Raiders in Las Vegas. Brent Musberger, Lincoln Kennedy and sideline reporter Chris Townsend will continue to serve as the play-by-play voices for the Raiders broadcasts.
iHeartMedia Las Vegas’ 93.1 The Mountain, World Classic Rock, announced today a broadcast agreement with Compass Media Networks.
As part of the broadcast agreement, 93.1 The Mountain will air all play-by-play radio coverage of the Oakland Raiders for the 2019 season. The Raiders pre-season action kicks off on Saturday, August 10 from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and will feature The Oakland Raiders versus the Los Angeles Rams. In addition, the regular season will begin on September 9 with Monday Night Football and will broadcast the Oakland Raiders’ first match between the Denver Broncos.
The on-air broadcast will continue to be produced by Compass Media Networks and will feature live commentary from Brent Musburger, one of the most prominent voices and personalities in sports broadcasting and the Silver and Black’s play-by-play voice in 2018. Musburger will also be joined by former All-Pro tackle Lincoln Kennedy, who handles color analyst duties, and Chris Townsend, who will report from the sidelines.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a storied franchise like the Raiders,” said Glynn Alan, iHeartMedia’s Region President for Central California and Nevada. “Having an addition of a pro-football team to our programming combined with commentary from the legendary Brent Musburger will allow our listeners and local fans the opportunity to experience and keep up with each game on real time.”