The Northern Arizona Athletics Department and Great Circle Media have reached an agreement for Hits 106.1 FM (KFSZ) in Flagstaff to serve as the new flagship station for Lumberjack sports. In addition, Fun Oldies 100.9 FM and 1450 AM (KNOT) in Prescott will be added to the Lumberjack Radio Network to better serve the tri-city area of Yavapai County. The new partnership agreement is for three years.
“We are very excited about the partnership with Great Circle Media,” said Lisa Campos, vice president for intercollegiate athletics. “Radio coverage through The Hits and Fun Oldies allows us to continue expanding our brand across northern Arizona while providing fans an opportunity to enjoy listening to NAU football and basketball.”
Beginning this season, Hits 106.1 FM (KFSZ) and Fun Oldies 100.9 and 1450 AM (KNOT) will carry all NAU football and men’s basketball game broadcasts, select women’s basketball game broadcasts and a brand new weekly coaches’ call-in show every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m.
“Great Circle Media is extremely honored to bring Lumberjack Athletics to our cluster of stations in northern Arizona,” said Steve Hoshor, general manager of Great Circle Media. “This partnership is a natural for our group. Great Circle Media and NAU are dedicated to the communities we serve. I couldn’t be more excited to be the broadcast partner.”
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The NAU Coaches’ show will kick off the broadcast partnership Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The first gameday broadcast will be on Saturday, Aug. 30, when NAU visits San Diego State in the 2014 football season opener. The pregame show will start at 3 p.m.
“This is just another great addition for NAU Athletics,” said football head coach Jerome Souers. “We have a lot of alumni across the country that want to support our student-athletes. This is a great avenue for them to hear our teams compete but to also hear from our staff and players. I’m really excited about it, and I’m sure the Lumberjack fans are as well.”