iHeartMedia and Youngstown State University Athletics have extended their agreement keeping YSU football and men’s and women’s basketball on “NewsRadio 570” WKBN and “The Sports Animal” WNIO (1390) Youngstown, OH through the 2020-21 season.
“YSU is a cornerstone of our community and we are very proud to continue our partnership with them,” iHeartMedia market president Robert Hotchkiss said. “We’ve expanded our coverage of YSU Athletics over the years and recently decided to feature additional coaches and student-athletes on the weekly programs.”
iHeartMedia Youngstown has broadcast YSU football and basketball games since 2002 with football and men’s basketball games airing on WKBN and women’s basketball games carried on both stations. Additional YSU Athletics programming includes the football and basketball coaches show, “Penguin Playbook,” which airs Monday nights on WNIO and the “Fifth Quarter Call-In Show,” which follows every Penguins football game.
“iHeartMedia’s commitment to Youngstown State University and the Athletic Department has been greatly appreciated and continues to grow each year,” YSU executive director of athletics Ron Strollo added. “We’re very excited that Penguins fans will be able to hear all of our sporting events on iHeart radio stations.”
The YSU football broadcast schedule begins Sept. 1, when the Penguins host Butler. Coverage begins with the “Tailgate Show” at 1pm followed by the “Pre-Game Show” with kickoff scheduled for 2pm on WKBN.