Thursday, February 25, 2010

Buckley Radio announces launch of Z97.9, ESPN 630

Buckley Radio announced the launch of Z97.9 FM and ESPN 630 today in a press release.
The official announcement closes the chapter on Jammin' 97.9 FM, which was a hip-hop and R&B station prior to the reformat. In the press release, Buckley Radio VP Kathy Baker did not directly address pulling the switch on Jammin' 97.9.
Z97.9 FM is being billed as the new home of “Greatest Hits of the '60s and '70s.” ESPN 630 will air local sports highlights as well as syndicated ESPN Radio programming.
A copy of the full press release is viewable after the jump.

Buckley Radio Brings Back Two Popular Radio Formats To The Central Coast.
Buckley Radio, Owner of Radio KWAV 97FM, Launches Two New Radio Stations

Kathy Baker, Executive Vice President Buckley Radio announced today the launch of two new radio stations: Z97.9 FM is the new home for the "Greatest Hits of the 60's and 70's and ESPN 630 "Sports Radio for the Central Coast.

The Z97.9 announcers Kevin Kahl morning drive, Don Murray middays, Floyd Wright PM drive and Tom Kent nights, play your favorite artists like the Beatles, Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. ESPN 630 "Sports Radio for the Central Coast "debuted on February 15th. It has been over six years since this area has had a local sports station. ESPN 630 is at 630 on the AM band. Featured sports shows include the popular Mike and Mike in the morning, Colin Cowherd, Jim Rome, Dan Patrick and all the great ESPN programming. Local sports highlights will be covered by ESPN630's local reporter Fredo Fontanez. Fredo can be reached at ESPN 630 is also the new local home for the San Francisco Giants Baseball Team. Beginning April 1st ESPN630 will air all regular season games.

Kathy Baker, Executive Vice President Buckley Radio said, "We are very excited to bring to the Central Coast two new popular unique radio formats. Buckley Radio has owned stations in the tri county area for 30 years and has had many requests from radio listeners to play music from the 60's and 70'sand also for a local sports station. We are pleased that we were able to make that happen."

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