Relationship Includes Live Football, Men’s Basketball Game Coverage in 2020-21
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Friday, July 31, 2020 – Cox Media Group today announced an agreement solidifying ESPN 690 as Florida State University’s official radio affiliate in Jacksonville, as secured by the Seminoles’ multimedia rightsholder, Learfield IMG College. The relationship calls for ESPN 690 to broadcast live all football and men’s basketball games for the upcoming 2020-21 athletics season. This is the first affiliate agreement for ESPN 690 since its debut in Jacksonville in January 2019.
“Aligning with the Noles further cements ESPN 690 as the premier sports radio brand in Jacksonville,” said Katie Reid, VP & General Manager for CMG Jax. “It also shows our commitment to serving our listeners and advertisers with quality sports content.”
“Partnering with the Seminole Sports Network from Learfield IMG College on ESPN 690 is a perfect fit,” added Nick Figueredo, Director of Branding and Programming for ESPN 690. “We are very excited to be the Jacksonville home for the Florida State Seminoles football and men’s basketball teams, and we think our listeners will be as well!”
As an affiliate, ESPN 690 will provide play-by-play coverage of the games for listeners and will have exclusive access to team coaches. The ACC unveiled a conference-only football schedule for 2020, slated to begin September 10. The men’s basketball program has yet to announce its schedule.
“We are extremely excited to offer this great platform to our local advertising partners,” said Randy Cable, Integrated Sales Manager for ESPN 690. “This will be a great opportunity for Jacksonville area businesses to connect with the loyal Florida State fans who are known to support the businesses that support their favorite team.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform business of CoxReps; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.
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