Kent State Announces Broadcast Agreement With 640 WHLO/iHeartRadio
Kent State Sports has a new radio home & a 24/7 iHeartRadio Channel
KENT, Ohio – Kent State has announced a partnership with 640 WHLO & iHeartRadio making the station the Official Home of the Kent State IMG Radio Network for football and men’s basketball. The multi-year agreement begins immediately and allows fans to follow the Golden Flashes from anywhere in the country.
The nationwide coverage for Kent State can be heard through the 640 WHLO iHeartRadio channel which works on a PC or smart phone such as the iPhone, Droid or Blackberry. iHeartRadio is also supported on tablets as well as HD radio receivers. A free, all-in-one digital service iHeartRadio lets you find more than 1,000 Live Stations or create commercial-free Custom Stations featuring the artist you select and similar music.
In addition to Kent State Athletics airing on 640 WHLO, the Golden Flashes will be launching a 24/7 iHeartRadio channel with exclusive Kent State University content. The 24/7 channel will debut this fall and continue to expand to include various other University related programing. The channel also allows Kent State to broadcast additional sporting events such as baseball to a nationwide listenership. Along with the iHeartRadio channel, the 24/7 Kent State Radio channel can be found at 106.9-HD2. Stay tuned to www.kentstatesports.com for more information on program and an official launch date.
“We are very pleased about this new agreement and the accessibility our fans will now have to listen to our games from anywhere in the country,” said Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen. “The partnership also allows us to increase the awareness of Kent State sports through the Clear Channel media and entertainment platforms.”
The new radio agreement gives Kent State women’s basketball a new home on Fox Sports 1350 AM which will also host a weekly Kent State Sports Radio Show from the Water Street Tavern.
Golden Flashes’ fans were introduced to 640 WHLO & iHeartRadio this June when the station carried all three games for Kent State baseball in the College World Series.
Kent State fans needing assistance in the downloading the free iHeartRadio App on their smartphone are encouraged to attend the Kent State Football Fan Fest on Thursday, August 16th at Dix Stadium. The iHeartRadio street team will be there ready to assist and answer any questions.
640 WHLO is Akron’s News & Talk station featuring local talk & local news 24 hours a day.
IMG College, the multimedia partner of Kent State, creates, produces, and distributes radio as well as television programs both nationally and regionally. IMG College produces nearly 30,000 hours of radio programming on the largest independent sports radio network in the country.