ESPN Radio 1230 The Fan 2 flagship home for Kennesaw State Football
Multi-year Partnership between Kennesaw State and Dickey Broadcasting Company
(Jul 7, 2016) — Kennesaw State University and Dickey Broadcasting Company are proud to announce the
signing of a multi-year partnership that makes ESPN Radio 1230 The Fan 2 (WFOM-AM)
the exclusive radio home of the Owls' football team.
Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams was in 680 The Fan studios on Thursday morning to make the announcement, joining The Front Row with Steak Shapiro, Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran.
“There is no radio brand in the Southeast more synonymous with college football than The Fan,” said Williams. “We are thrilled to join the Dickey family and solidify ESPN Radio 1230 The Fan 2 as the long-term radio home for the Owls. I want to personally thank David Dickey and his staff as we look forward to a tremendous partnership. This is a great day for the Owls and our fans as we continue to advance the KSU brand in the region.”
The agreement gives Kennesaw State its first radio rights deal for football, while helping expand KSU’s brand within the college football-rich Southeast. KSU joins the Dickey Broadcasting Company, which already includes radio partners Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Georgia State University and the Atlanta Braves.
“We are excited to expand Dickey Broadcasting Company's unprecedented college football coverage through our exciting partnership with KSU,” said The Fan's President David Dickey. “Vaughn Williams and his team have done an incredible job of launching KSU football, and we look forward to helping them create and distribute market-exclusive content, for all KSU students, fans and sponsors to enjoy.”
Kennesaw State's inaugural season of football came last year, with the Owls going 6-5 under head coach Brian Bohannon and selling out all six home games at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
KSU's broadcast team of play-by-play voice Brian Giffin, analyst Tutan Reyes and sideline reporter Art Eckman, who called all 11 games last season on the internet, will remain as the broadcast team as KSU moves to ESPN Radio 1230 The Fan 2 this fall.
Kennesaw State University
With 33,000 students, Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia and one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and boasts more than 100,000 alumni. The Owls offer 18 Division I intercollegiate sports, including a football program that debuted in 2015. KSU competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference and is a member of the Big South Conference for football. Under the leadership of Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams, Kennesaw State teams have won 14 conference titles and made 20 NCAA appearances over the last six seasons.
680 The Fan/93.7FM / ESPN Radio 1230 The Fan 2
680 The Fan on 93.7 FM, Atlanta's Sports Station, is owned by Dickey Broadcasting Company and just celebrated its 22nd anniversary as Atlanta's first and biggest sports talk radio station. With over 160 years of Atlanta Sports Radio experience in its starting lineup, 680 The Fan is the preeminent sports station in the Southeastern United States. Sports Radio 680 The Fan is the exclusive home of Atlanta Braves Baseball, The Flagship Station of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football and Basketball, the Official Sports-Talk Partner of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Flagship Station of Georgia State Football and Basketball and now the Flagship Station of Kennesaw State Football.680 The Fan's weekday program lineup consists of the Rude Awakening with Christopher Rude, Chris Dimino, Nick Cellini and Hometeam Brandon Leak (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.), The Front Row with Steak Shapiro, Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Buck and Kincade (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) followed by Chuck and Chernoff (3 p.m. to 7p.m.).
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.