Audacy Announces Expansion of “BetQL Network”
PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 21, 2021 – Audacy announced the expansion of the “BetQL Network” with the addition of seven broadcast stations to the portfolio. Beginning June 21, the following stations will rebrand as part of the “BetQL Network.”
- Baltimore – The Bet 1300AM (WJZ-AM)
- Detroit – The Bet 1270AM (WXYT-AM)
- Houston – The Bet 650AM (KIKK-AM)
- Kansas City – The Bet 1660AM (KWOD-AM)
- Las Vegas – The Bet 1140AM (KXST-AM)
- New Orleans – The Bet 1350AM and 92.9FM (WWWL-AM) (launching June 28)
- Washington D.C. – The Bet 1580AM (WJFK-AM)
These seven station rebrands are an addition to the previously launched The Bet 1430AM (KEZW-AM) in Denver, The Bet 105.9 FM-HD2 in Chicago and The Bet 93.1 HD3 in Los Angeles. “BetQL Network” programming will also be heard in various times on 560 The Joe WQAM (WQAM-AM) in Miami, The New Sportsradio 910 AM / 105.1 FM The Fan (WRNL-AM/FM) in Richmond and 980 The Team (WTEM-AM) in Washington D.C, which brings the network’s presence to 12 total markets nationwide. Future stations will be announced in the coming months as markets legalize sports betting.
In addition to these stations, the company will also plan to distribute the network via affiliate opportunities with additional network providers. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
“When we launched the ‘BetQL Network’ in January, we committed to giving our national audience a home for compelling sports betting content as this new landscape was rapidly growing,” said Jeff Sottolano, Executive Vice President of Programming, Audacy. “This expansion is the next step in that goal and we’re pleased to bring new and dynamic ‘BetQL Network’ programming to nine additional markets and new digital platforms. We are proud to build on our local and national sports audio leadership position with this expanded commitment to production and distribution of entertaining sports betting content to audiences across the country.”
The network also unveiled a new weekday programming lineup, which includes “The Daily Tip” with Chelsa Messinger and Michael Jenkins, “BetQL Daily” with Joe Ostrowski and newly added Joe Giglio, “You Better You Bet” with Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley and “BetMGM Tonight” with Quinton Mayo and Ryan Horvat. Local BetQL Network affiliates will also carry CBS Sports Radio content including “The Jim Rome Show,” JR Sport Brief and “After Hours with Amy Lawrence.” Please visit station websites for a full list of programming and local listings.
The expanded “BetQL Network” weekday programming lineup is below. Schedules are subject to vary in select markets.
|6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET:||“The Daily Tip” with Chelsa Messinger and Michael Jenkins|
|9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET:||“BetQL Daily” with Joe Ostrowski and Joe Giglio|
|3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET:||“You Better You Bet” with Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley|
|7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET:||“BetMGM Tonight” with Quinton Mayo and Ryan Horvat|
Audacy is the unrivaled leader in sports radio, reaching three times more people than the leading competitor. Audacy is the #1 sports radio ownership group, which owns and operates 39 all-sports stations across the U.S. Its unparalleled broadcast portfolio reaches nearly 30 million sports fans monthly and boasts the nation’s leading collection of radio play-by-play coverage. Audacy also serves as the flagship home of 41 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 collegiate programs, including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, and University of Michigan and University of Oregon, among others.
The “BetQL Network” is a live, linear digital channel that will be distributed on the Audacy and BetQL digital platforms. The network, which is also the current home of the popular shows BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet can also be consumed on numerous digital on-demand platforms, Audacy owned and operated broadcast stations around the country and other network broadcast affiliates. The “BetQL Network” is available nationwide via the Audacy mobile app and website, over 10,000 home and auto-connected devices and betqlnetwork.com.
Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio. Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).