Learfield Sports announced recently a five-year broadcast extension with WSLM 1220 AM and WSLM 97.9 FM – beginning with the 2016-17 athletics season bringing the exclusive sports broadcasting rights to the Kentuckiana stations.
This extension will expand game coverage in the Kentuckiana market to include all men’s football and men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts for IU and Purdue Sports.
Purdue Football and Basketball broadcasts can be heard on WSLM 1220 AM along with the weekly Coaches Shows and the daily Purdue Sports Today with Tim Newton, which will air at 11a on 1220 AM.
“We continue to be the exclusive Boilermaker Station in the Louisville market,” said Becky White. “It’s awesome to be able to offer these sports broadcasts to more than 5000 local Purdue alumni — and to many new fans of Purdue Sports.”
IU Football and men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts, and the weekly Coaches Shows will air on WSLM 97.9 FM.
The daily program, IU Sports Today, with veteran broadcaster Don Fischer, will air at 10a weekdays on WSLM 97.9 FM.
This is beginning the sixth year WSLM AM will carry the Purdue Sports network.
WSLM has been affiliated with IU Sports since the 50s and possibly before. “Nobody at Learfield has records showing when WSLM first became an affiliate. Jack Hedrick remembers listening to IU games on WSLM up in Indianapolis in the 50s when he was attending dental college.”
Both IU and Purdue Sports will feature an extensive presence within Salem Media’s local talk shows.
Football and basketball coaches, players and athletics personnel will be featured regularly during The Kevin Wilson Show (WSLM FM), Inside IU With Don Fischer, an exclusive show on Monday mornings (WSLM FM), Inside IU with Tom Crean (WSLM FM) and The Darrell Hazell Show (on WSLM AM) and The Matt Painter Show (on WSLM AM) and the Purdue Daily Show (on WSLM AM).
“We also bring the Indianapolis Colts exclusively to the Louisville market,” said White. “As well as all divisions of NASCAR, Indy Racing, Cincinnati Reds and we’re expanding the WSLM SPORTS ZONE this season to include 40+ NFL games and 30+ College Football games plus the Big Ten Football Championship — all in addition to the local high school sports coverage we’ve been providing the community for years.”