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Sports radio station Entercom launched the BetQL Audio NetworkThe program includes sports betting, the entire portfolio of sports stations as well as the RADIO.COM app and the digital platform. The move follows the company’s recent acquisition of sports data and the platform for Igaming partners QL Gaming Group.
The network is run by two daily shows, including You Better You Bet with Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley and BetQL Daily with Joe Ostrowski and Ross Tucker. Network programming will initially also include “BetQL Countdown to Kickoff”, which was carried out in the NFL playoffs. The future program expansion will be announced at a later date.
BetQL Audio Network is available nationwide through the rapidly growing digital audio platform RADIO.COM and will also be available through the BetQL mobile application and desktop platform as well as on-demand when podcasts are found.
As part of the network launch, KEZW-AM in Denver will restart as The Bet 1430AM and serve as a broadcast distribution channel for BetQL Audio Network content. The network will then start on 93.1 HD3 in Los Angeles. All programs will continue to be available in live and on-demand audio and video formats via RADIO.COM.
“With the acquisition of QL Gaming Group in November, we committed to using our national scale to expand the rapidly growing sports betting landscape and deliver intelligent, data-driven sports betting content to our listeners,” he said Mike Dee, President of Sports, Entercom.
“By combining the BetQL brand and our extensive collection of expert talent, this new network complements our industry-leading local sports broadcast portfolio and will further strengthen our position as a leading provider of sports betting programs.”
BetQL Audio Network is promoted across Entercom’s entire portfolio of 39 sports stations in the United States, including WFAN 101.9 FM / 660 AM (WFAN-FM / AM) in New York, SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM) in Philadelphia and 670 Die Score (WSCR-AM) in Chicago.
Entercom currently owns and operates 39 all-sports stations in the United States. The broadcast portfolio reaches almost 30 million sports fans every month and offers the nation’s leading collection of radio play-by-play reports.
The company is also the flagship of 41 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 college programs, including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City bosses, the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, and the University of Michigan and the University of Oregon among others.