Mon. Sep 24th, 2018

1620 The Zone Signs 3-Year Deal with Creighton Athletics

1620 The Zone and Creighton Athletics have reached agreement to work together for the next three years. As part of the deal, Omaha’s top-ranked radio station will retain exclusive rights to broadcast play-by-play for all home and away games for the Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball team, as well as all pre-game and post-game coverage.

“Working with NRG Media and 1620 The Zone has been tremendous for our athletic department, including the men’s basketball program,” said Greg McDermott, head coach of the Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball team. “It’s exciting to know that partnership will continue. John Bishop and Nick Bahe, as well as many others that contribute to their pre-game and post-game shows, do a great job helping our fans follow our team both home and away.”

Bishop, who calls the play-by-play, and Bahe, a former Bluejay player and current team analyst, will also broadcast Bluejays home games on 101.9 The Keg as part of the deal.

“Very few radio stations have the opportunity to partner with a world-class athletics program like Creighton Athletics,” said Andy Ruback, General Manager for NRG Media in Omaha, which includes both 1620 The Zone and 101.9 The Keg. “To have two stations associated with the Bluejays men’s basketball team is a tremendous honor. We hope the addition of home games on The Keg gives even more people the chance to cheer for such an exciting team.”

The three-year extension also includes exclusive broadcast rights on Creighton Men’s Soccer, Creighton Volleyball, Creighton Women’s Basketball and Creighton Baseball, as well as the Creighton Athletics Hour—a live call-in show that airs once a week from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 1620 The Zone from October through May.

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