USD Athletics continues partnership with B102.7

USD Athletics continues partnership with B102.7 Affiliates added for football, KK93 to carry womenâ�?�?s basketball The University of South Dakota athletic department has announced that it has extended its partnership with  B102.7 FM in Sioux Falls to be the flagship radio station for Coyote athletics for the next three years.  The station, with a 50,000-watt FM signal, will carry all 10 Coyote football games, plus the entire men's basketball schedule and the doubleheaders involving the Coyote men's and women's basketball team. B102.7 FM served as USD's flagship station in the 2008-09 athletic season for the first time.  "The relationship between USD and B102.7 FM provides access to Coyote athletics for fans across southeast South Dakota, including Sioux Falls," said USD Athletic Director Joel Nielsen. "We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Results Radio and B102.7 FM."  "We're very excited about our new three-year agreement to carry USD Football and Basketball on B102.7," said Don Jacobs, general manager of Results Radio. "The response we got from listeners this past season was very positive.  We found out just how many USD alumni there are in our B102.7 coverage area."  Warren Swain will return for his second season as the "Voice of the Coyotes." Swain has more than three decades of play-by-play experience of broadcasting Division I athletics, including 27 years broadcasting at Bowl Championship Series (BCS) institutions.  Coyote football will also be available on affiliates across South Dakota, including KYNT 1450 AM (Yankton), KORN 1490 AM (Mitchell), and KCCR 1240 AM (Pierre), which are part of the Riverfront Broadcasting group.  "Coyote fans are all over the state of South Dakota and we are pleased to help expand the reach of USD Football coverage," said Curt Dykstra of Riverfront Broadcasting.  In addition, USD has announced that KK93 (93.1 FM) out of Yankton will carry the Coyote women's basketball games that are not part of men's/women's doubleheaders.  Previously, women's basketball was available on KKYA's sister station, 1450 AM.  KKYA, also a part of Riverfront Broadcasting, has a 100,000-watt signal that will provide expanded coverage across southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa and Nebraska.  "Local athletes have been a big part of USD Women's Basketball's success and we are excited to give Coyote fans better access to game broadcasts on both KK93 and online at kk93.com," Dykstra said.  "KK 93.1 FM's signal strength will provide a larger coverage area than last year for fans to receive the broadcasts of Coyote women's basketball," Nielsen said. "This improved access is important as we move forward in the Division I process."  B102.7 FM, which is part of the eight-station Results Radio/Cumulus Media Group, allows USD to continue to provide quality coverage in Vermillion and the surrounding area as well as coverage in the Sioux Falls market. Total coverage for Coyote events will span a radius of more than 60 miles from Sioux Falls. The signal will reach South Dakota cities such as North Sioux City, Freeman, Madison, Brookings and Dell Rapids, Minnesota towns such as Worthington, Slayton and Pipestone and Iowa communities in Le Mars, Sibley and Sheldon.

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