Yahoo! Sports Radio Launches in Wheeling, West Virginia
WKKX 1600 AM Chooses Yahoo! Sports Radio
Houston – May, 29, 2014 – Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C., operator of Yahoo! Sports Radio (YSR) in partnership with Yahoo! Sports, continued to add to its affiliate base, picking up WKKX, 1600 AM in Wheeling, West Virginia, beginning this Friday, May 30th.
"We are really excited to partner with John Blackmore and his team at WKKX. The market is filled with Ohio State fans, West Virgina fans, and Notre Dame fans. We think our top-flight coverage of college sports and our partnership with Rivals, in addition to our other coverage, will really resonate in across the region," said David Gow, CEO of Yahoo! Sports Radio.
"I'm in awe of the resources YSR brings to the table for our listeners in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and in Eastern Ohio. YSR is a progressive style of sports radio that brings so much more than just sports talk to the Ohio Valley," said John Blackmore, General Manager and show host for WKKX, 1600 AM. "We believe the Yahoo Sports Radio and the Yahoo! brand are the top recognizable names in the new digital world we live in today."
About GOW Broadcasting, L.L.C.
Based in Houston, Gow Broadcasting, LLC distributes audio content under the Yahoo! Sports Radio brand name (www.yahoosportsradio.com) reaching an estimated five million people each week on a network of over 425 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, mobile and a number of digital partners. Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C. is backed by a private investment group with significant experience in media ownership. The investor group includes Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C.
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