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CRC Broadcasting Company
Phone: (602) 424-5030
For Immediate Release
Phoenix station is awarded exclusive rights for Westwood One Sports coverage of NFL games in 2019-20 including Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Night Football!
August 15th, 2019 – Local Phoenix radio station KQFN (1580AM The Fanatic / 99.3FM, 95.9FM) is excited to announce that they were awarded the exclusive radio contract by Westwood One Radio Network to be the new Phoenix affiliate for primetime NFL football game play-by-play broadcast coverage.
Every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night game will be carried on The Fanatic throughout the regular season as well as additional games played in London, on Thanksgiving Day, and the Saturday tripleheader in Week 16. Starting Saturday, January 4th, The Fanatic and sister station KFNN (Money Radio 1510AM/105.3 FM) will team up to be the home of all 12 postseason games including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020.
“There are no more popular yearly sporting events in this country than NFL football and we’re proud to be the exclusive Phoenix radio affiliate; much thanks to Rich Burg from Westwood One,” says Ron Cohen, President and CEO of CRC Broadcasting Company. “We’re excited for the incredible opportunity to air these high-profile NFL games including the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl in January and February. 1580 The Fanatic will now be known as Arizona’s new home for the NFL and Super Bowl LIV!”
In addition to the NFL, The Fanatic will carry select Saturday college football games from Westwood One including LSU-Texas (9/7), Ohio State-Michigan (11/30), and the SEC Championship Game (12/7).
For more information on Fanatic programming and personalities, visit 1580TheFanatic.com.
KQFN 1580AM, 99.3FM, and 95.9FM The Fanatic delivers 24/7 sports programming, both locally and as a CBS Sports Radio affiliate debuting in February 2017. The station is heard on an unprecedented three radio channels covering the entire Phoenix Metro area. The station features seven hours of weekday daily local programming (Monty in the Morning 6-10am & The Daily Blender 3-6pm). The Fanatic is also Arizona’s radio home for NASCAR (via MRN, PRN, and IMS Radio Networks), Grand Canyon University Basketball, AIA High School Sports, in addition to selected college football basketball, and PGA Tour major events. The station is live streamed on 1580thefanatic.com, on the 1580 The Fanatic app (on the iTunes and Google Play stores), and via Amazon Alexa and Google smart speakers.