Townsquare Media/UL Announce Expanded Radio Coverage
Fans of Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will enjoy expanded radio coverage for the 2011 football season, it was announced today in a joint statement by the University Athletics Department and Townsquare Media.
The announcement adds three new radio stations to the existing radio network, giving the Ragin’ Cajuns coverage in all of the largest cities in Louisiana.
And, this fall, the Lake Charles and Shreveport markets will be added to the network with the announcement of 100,000 watt KTUX-FM (99X) and Cajun Radio KLCL 1470AM/Lake Charles and KJEF 1290AM/ Jennings as new network affiliates.
“This is another great step forward in the marketing of Ragin’ Cajuns football,” interim director of athletics Scott Farmer said. With the addition of Lake Charles, fans of the Ragin’ Cajuns can now hear football all along the I-10 and I-12 corridor from Texas to Mississippi.”
Ragin’ Cajuns football will continue to be heard on flagship KPEL (ESPN1420am) and 100,000 watt KHXT (Hot 107.9) in Lafayette. WGSO (990am) in New Orleans will return to the football network this season, along with 1240 KANE-AM in New Iberia.
WGSO is in its second year on the broadcast network and will offer expanded coverage this season, after carrying half of the games a year ago. WGSO serves the Northshore as well as the city of New Orleans.
“With all of the excitement with the arrival of Coach (Mark) Hudspeth and the strides being made in athletics under the leadership of President (Joe) Savoie and Scott Farmer, we thought the timing was perfect to add stations to the network,” Mike Grimsley, Regional Vice President for Townsquare Media/Louisiana said. “and with Townsquare stations available in Lake Charles and Shreveport, it just made perfect sense to add them to the Cajuns football family.”
In addition to northwest Louisiana, 99X also covers southwest Arkansas and the Longview/Marshall/Carthage area of Texas.
It's important to be heard throughout the State of Louisiana," head coach Mark Hudspeth said. "Our fans and alumni can now catch our games everywhere in the state and not many universities can say that. It shows our commitment to football."
“We really appreciate Mike Grimsley’s efforts in making this a reality,” Farmer added. “These markets are so very important to us and we look forward to adding more markets in the future so everyone in Louisiana will be able to hear Ragin’ Cajuns football.”
The network will now be called the “Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Radio Network.”The Cajuns open the 2011 season Saturday, September 3rd at Oklahoma State.