Aug. 14, 2012
The Air Force IMG Sports Network and Lincoln Financial Media have agreed to a multi-year affiliation agreement with Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan in Denver, Colorado.
KKFN-FM (104.3) will carry all Air Force football game broadcasts beginning in 2012, plus a weekly interview featuring Air Force Head Football Troy Calhoun.
"Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan is thrilled to team with the Air Force Academy to bring every game to its fans in Denver," said Nate Lundy, KKFN Program Director. "Our partnership with the Academy and Coach Troy Calhoun will guarantee college football fans have an unmatched connection to the Falcons for the next several years."
In addition to each Falcon game broadcast, The Fan will also carry the pre and post-game shows. Air Force kicks off the 2012 season against Idaho State on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.
"This is very exciting news for Air Force athletics," said Dr. Hans Mueh, Director of Athletics for the Academy. "The partnership with The Fan will help us reach our fans in Denver and gives us much wider distribution in our great state for Air Force football games. We look forward to a great working relationship as we continue to build leaders of character for our nation and the Air Force."
"Air Force Academy was the first multimedia rights partnership with a U.S. military service academy for IMG College's multimedia rights division, and we're proud and honored to help support the Academy and bring Air Force football to Denver's Sports Station," said Brandon Forbis, General Manager, Air Force IMG Sports Marketing.
The Air Force IMG Sports Network is part of IMG College Audio, the nation's largest independent sports radio network producing nearly 30,000 hours of intercollegiate sports programming each year. IMG College manages and markets all rights associated with TV and coaches' shows, radio, coaches' endorsements, corporate sponsorships, stadium and venue signage, game promotions, hospitality, Internet, and printing and publishing for the Air Force Academy. The Academy has been a partner of IMG College's licensing affiliate, The Collegiate Licensing Company since 1991.