Husker Radio Broadcasts Move to KXSP 590

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    Well, the Todd and Tyler Radio Empire Husker Suck Ass Session is now complete. KEZO (Z-92) in Omaha, the "home base" of The Empire will be broadcasting the Husker football games early this fall.

    I assume then that Hawkeye football discussion moves to 1110?

    Expect more hypocritical Husker nob licking from The Empire soon!

    Huskers switch Omaha radio affiliate from 1110 KFAB to 590 KXSP

    Omaha radio broadcasts of all Nebraska athletics will have a new home starting this summer.

    IMG, the multimedia partner of the University of Nebraska, has entered into a new radio partnership with Journal Broadcast Group, moving all Husker radio broadcasts to 590 AM KXSP starting July 1. Stations 105.9 FM KKCD and 92.3 FM KEZO will also feature Nebraska content under the new agreement.

    IMG has previously been a longtime partner with 1110 AM KFAB. The two signed a five-year contract extention in July 2010. That contract expires on June 30.

    In 2010, KFAB General Manager Taylor Walet told The World-Herald that “the University of Nebraska and KFAB have a longstanding relationship dating back to the 1920s. This is more than a business deal for us. The Huskers are part of the family.”

    Also in 2010, then-Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said that he and the university “appreciate KFAB’s commitment to supporting the Cornhuskers and are delighted to continue our long and historic bond. Nebraska football Saturdays on KFAB is a great part of our state’s culture.”

    KFAB had broadcast Cornhusker football for 70 years until 1996, when it lost the rights to Pinnacle, which moved the games to radio station KKAR in Omaha.

    KFAB announced on Nov. 24, 2000, that Cornhusker football would return to KFAB in August 2001. It has remained on the station until now, and IMG will officially make the switch to Journal Broadcast Group starting July 1.

    “We are excited to have strong, consistent coverage with this new partnership giving fans the opportunity to listen to Huskers games across multiple sports," said Chris Ferris, VP of broadcasting for IMG. “We’ll be bringing more fans Huskers women’s basketball and volleyball as well as baseball games. Partnering with an all-sports AM station will also increase Nebraska Athletics auxiliary programming along with expanded television exposure on Journal Broadcast Group-owned KMTV Television.”

    Dave Witty, the senior associate athletic director for marking and communications at Nebraska, said the universities goal is to "maximize the number of athletics events available to our fans."

    The Huskers’ new Omaha radio lineup:

    Football: All games on KXSP and KEZO.

    Men’s basketball: All games on KXSP.

    Women’s basketball: All games on KXSP. In case of a conflict with another Husker event, broadcast moves to KKCD.

    Volleyball: All games on KXSP. In case of a conflict with another Husker event, broadcast moves to KKCD.

    Baseball: All games on KXSP. In case of a conflict with another Husker event, broadcast moves to KKCD.

    Sports Nightly: All shows on KXSP Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.​


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