Kansas Athletics Expands Radio Coverage to Pratt as KMMM AM Joins Jayhawk Radio Network

Aug. 15, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football and men’s basketball has expanded its radio coverage as KMMM AM radio (1290) in Pratt, Kan., will now carry KU events, Jayhawk Sports Marketing announced Friday.

Beginning this fall and running through the 2009-10 seasons, Kansas fans in Pratt, south-central, western Kansas and northern Oklahoma areas will be able to follow Kansas Athletics’ most popular teams. The Jayhawk football team is coming off its best season in school history with a 12-1 record, including a 24-21 victory against Virginia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl. KU’s men’s basketball team claimed the schools’ fifth NCAA Championship this past season, winning a school-record 37 games, including the Big 12 regular season and postseason titles.

“KMMM AM 1290 is proud to be a part of the Jayhawk Network,” KMMM AM General Manager Eric Strobel said. “We are excited to be able to bring all the live action of KU sports to the people of south-central and western Kansas. I know all of the KU alums and fans in this area are also looking forward to being able to hear the games.”

Known as the “voice of south-central Kansas,” besides game action, KMMM will also air the weekly coaches’ shows for the 2007 consensus national football coach of the year Mark Mangino and Kansas men’s basketball 2008 NCAA Championship coach Bill Self. Established in 1962, KMMM extends to an estimated population of 269,552 people.