Audacy Announces Return of “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off"

Men’s College Basketball Tournament Show Led by You Better You Bet Co-Hosts Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley to Broadcast Live from BetMGM Sportsbook in Las Vegas

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 15, 2023 – Audacy announced the return of “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off,” a three-episode series of special men’s college basketball tournament programming. The series will air on March 18, March 25 and April 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET on BetQL Network, Audacy’s network of sports betting content heard across its broadcast portfolio and digital platforms.

Led by Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley, co-hosts of You Better You Bet – the No. 1 sports betting podcast in the U.S – “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off” will serve as breakdowns of the men’s college basketball tournament, featuring a mix of sports betting insight. The show will also welcome talent from across Audacy’s portfolio of sports stations.

The show on March 18 will broadcast live from the BetMGM Sportsbook at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of Audacy’s exclusive partnership with BetMGM.

“The men’s college basketball tournament is the premier playoff tournament in American sports and we’re excited to bring back this informative and entertaining program,” said Mike Dee, President of Sports, Audacy. “Whether you’re trying to win your office pool or cash in on this year’s bracket, ‘Countdown to Tip-Off,’ Nick and Ken will have you covered with their expert analysis of all the madness this March.”

“BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off” will be heard locally on 92.9 The Game (WZGC-FM) in Atlanta, Sports Radio 1300 (WJZ-AM) in Baltimore, WEEI (WEEI-FM/AM) in Boston, The Bet Buffalo (WWKB-AM) in Buffalo, 670 The Score (WSCR-AM) and WCFS-HD3 in Chicago, 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) and WNCX-HD2 in Cleveland, 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) and KJKK-HD2 in Dallas, The Bet 1430AM (KAMP-AM) in Denver, Sports Radio 1270 (WXYT-AM) in Detroit, WTPT-HD3 in Greenville, The Bet Houston (KIKK-AM) in Houston, The Bet KC (KWOD-AM) in Kansas City, The Bet Las Vegas (KLUC-HD2) in Las Vegas, KCBS-HD2 in Los Angeles, Sports Talk 790 (WMC-AM) in Memphis, WKIS-HD3 in Miami, 1250AM The Fan (WSSP-AM) in Milwaukee, WWL (WWL-AM/FM) and The Bet New Orleans (WWWL-AM) in New Orleans, WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York, WVKL-HD3 in Norfolk, WQMP-HD2 in Orlando, WBEB-HD3 in Philadelphia, KMLE-HD3 in Phoenix, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) and WDSY-HD3 in Pittsburgh, 1080 The Fan (KFXX-AM) and 910 ESPN (KMTT-AM) in Portland, The New Sportsradio 910 The Fan (WRNL-AM) in Richmond, ESPN Rochester (WROC-AM) in Rochester, ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM) and KRXQ-HD3 in Sacramento, 97.3 The Fan (KWFN-FM/HD3) in San Diego, KYKY-HD2 in St. Louis, 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) and The Bet Washington (WJFK-AM) in Washington D.C. KFH Radio (KFH-AM/FM) and KNSS-HD3 in Wichita and WILK-HD2 in Wilkes-Barre.

BetMGM is the exclusive sportsbook of BetQL Network and its full slate of programming, which includes flagship program “You Better You Bet,” “BetQL Daily,” “The Daily Tip” and “BetMGM Tonight.” BetQL Network’s weekly lineup distributes approximately 100 hours of original content per week on the Audacy and BetQL digital platforms.

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