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Bonneville To Launch ESPN Phoenix In September

After adding an FM simulcast for “Arizona Sports” 620 KTAR Phoenix in January, Bonneville will complete the move of the format to FM exclusively in September. On September 15, KTAR will become “ESPN Phoenix” with the national ESPN Radio feed around the clock. The local sports format will continue on 98.7 KMVP-FM. Local play-by-play broadcasts will be split between 620 and 98.7 to minimize conflicts. Bonneville holds the rights to all four major league franchises in the Phoenix market along with Arizona State University Football and Basketball. Bonneville Phoenix Thursday announced the launch of ESPN Phoenix (620 AM), which will take place Monday, September 15th, 2014. Arizona Sports, which has been simulcasting on radio at 620 AM and 98.7 FM, will be heard exclusive...[Read More]

Phoenix’s Peak Flips To Sports

Bonneville Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPXK Phoenix flipped to a simulcast of Sports “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR at 10am today. The move brings the play-by-play rights to all four Phoenix professional sports teams and Arizona State University to FM. In the December PPM’s KTAR registered a 2.0 share on 620, while the Peak had a 3.5 share. The move in a way brings KTAR full circle as 98.7 was the original KTAR-FM. Those calls are now on sister News/Talk 92.3 KTAR-FM. Monday marks a first for the state of Arizona. Sports fans are now able to hear sports talk on FM — specifically 98.7 FM. In a significant move to expand its audience reach and community impact, Arizona Sports 620 (KTAR-AM) began simulcasting on 98.7 FM at 10 a.m., strengthening its multi-platf...[Read More]

KTAR Shuffles Schedule As Dan Bickley Joins

Bonneville’s “Arizona Sports” 620 KTAR Phoenix is shuffling its schedule on July 29. Dan Bickley, who had been co-hosting afternoons with Mike “MJ” Jurecki on Clear Channel’s recently rebranded “Fox Sports 910” KGME, will join KTAR to co-host a 12-2pm show with Vince Marotta. Bickley will also be expanding his duties with Gannett’s Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com, and KPNX-TV. To accomodate the addition of Bickley, KTAR will be rearranging the remainder of its lineup as it brings local programming back to morning drive replacing ESPN’s Mike & Mike. Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley will move from 2-6pm to 6-10am. Dave Burns and John “Gambo” Gambadoro will slide from 11am-2pm to 2pm-6pm. The station will continue to carry...[Read More]