Aug 1, 2013 NBC Sports Radio Expands National Footprint

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NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between Dial Global and NBC Sports Group, is celebrating a major milestone today.

NBC Sports Radio has announced it has passed the 300 station mark. A total of 303 stations are now airing NBC Sports Radio programming.

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"Signing more than 300 affiliates so quickly is a true testament to the mass appeal of our talent and programming, creativity of our producers, and hard work of our exceptional sales and affiliate teams," said Chris Corcoran, EVP/GM, Dial Global Sports. "We are especially honored to partner with such great radio stations across the country as we work together to connect avid sports fans, consumers, and advertisers. We continue to be motivated to reach more audiences by the amazing feedback we regularly receive from our local station owners, program directors and listeners."

"Reaching 300 stations in less than a year’s time is a remarkable accomplishment for NBC Sports Radio," said Rob Simmeljkaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures. "It’s a tribute to the hard work of the talent, producers, executives and everyone at Dial Global who is working on growing this brand. Although we are well ahead of schedule, we are not satisfied and have a lot more growth ahead of us."

Among the new stations recently added to NBC Sports Radio’s lineup are Tyler Media’s KRXO-FM, Oklahoma City, OK; Entercom’s WDMT-FM, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA; and Townsquare’s KROD-AM, El Paso, TX. The network also recently announced the addition of WCAR, Detroit, MI.

NBC Sports Radio features an array of fresh, passionate sports talk personalities, experts and former players and coaches including:

  • ·Hosts: Erik Kuselias, Brian Kenny, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, and Dan Schwartzman

  • NFL: Donovan McNabb, Amani Toomer, Mark Malone, Hines Ward, and Rodney Harrison

  • MLB: Bobby Valentine and Chipper Jones

  • NBA: Stan Van Gundy

NBC Sports Radio launched in September, 2012. It is produced by NBC Sports Group and distributed by Dial Global. Programming is available on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, and on the websites of affiliates.

"It has been incredible to watch the rapid growth of NBC Sports Radio, and it could not have been reached without the hard work of Chris and his team," said Paul Caine, CEO of Dial Global. "This is a momentous indicator of the irreplaceable role audio plays in sports and we continue to work every day to ensure we are producing top-of line experiences and programming for the passionate and dedicated sports fans nationwide."

For more information on programming, please contact Dial Global at NBCSportsRadio@dialglobal.com.

About NBC Sports Radio

NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Dial Global. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and is distributed by Dial Global. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.

About Dial Global

Dial Global is the largest independent national audio media company in the U.S., delivering compelling, engaging, and fully-integrated audio content to over 8,200+ radio stations and digital media companies. Dial Global's powerful portfolio of iconic media, sports and entertainment brands, combined with some of the most recognized live events in the world, provide strong and unique brand engagement to over 225 million consumers each week. For more information, visit www.dialglobal.com

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