Entercom Launches The Bet 105.9 FM-HD2 in Chicago
Part of Newly-launched “BetQL Audio Network,” Station to be Home to Special Sports Betting-focused Programming and CBS Sports Radio Network
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 22, 2021 – Entercom announced the launch of The Bet 105.9 FM-HD2 in Chicago. The station will be a “BetQL Audio Network” and CBS Sports Radio affiliate and feature national sports talk and sports betting programming heard across Entercom’s robust portfolio of sports stations, as well as the “BetQL Audio Network.”
Programming at launch will include “BetQL Daily” with Joe Ostrowski and Ross Tucker and “You Better You Bet” with Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley, as well as CBS Sports Radio Network programming including “Tiki and Tierney,” “The DA Show” and “Reiter Than You.”
“Since legalization in 2019, sports betting has exploded in the state of Illinois and we’re delighted to enter the arena of this rapidly growing landscape to deliver insightful content to our listeners with the launch of this new station,” said Rachel Williamson, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Chicago. “The station will serve as the home for several favorites from the BetQL Audio Network and CBS Sports Radio Network, giving listeners a wide array of expert analysis.”
Weekday programming lineup for The Bet 105.9 FM-HD2 is as follows.
|5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CT:||“The DA Show” with Damon Amendolara|
|9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT:||“BetQL Daily” with Joe Ostrowski and Ross Tucker|
|12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT:||“Reiter Than You”|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT:||“Tiki and Tierney”|
|3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT:||“You Better You Bet” Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CT:||“The Zach Gelb Show”|
|9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. CT:||“JRSportBrief”|
|1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. CT:||“After Hours with Amy Lawrence”|
The Bet 105.9 FM-HD2 is an affiliate station of the recently launched “BetQL Audio Network.” In partnership with recently acquired affiliate platform QL Gaming Group, “BetQL Audio Network” features sports betting programming heard across Entercom’s robust portfolio of sports stations. “BetQL Audio Network” content is available nationwide via RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio platform in the U.S., the BetQL mobile application and desktop platform and on-demand where podcasts are found.
CBS Sports Radio delivers around-the-clock national sports coverage to more than 300 stations across the country, providing original programming that features commentary from national opinion leaders, expert sports analysis, interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the #1 creator of live, original audio content in the U.S and the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news. Home to the nation’s most influential collection of podcasts, digital and broadcast content, and premium live experiences, Entercom engages 170 million consumers each month. Available on every device in major U.S. markets, the company delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. Entercom’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).