HIGHLAND – The Region Sports Network has reached a broadcast agreement with the Newsweb Radio Group that will allow three high-powered FM stations to carry RSN programming beginning later this summer.
Starting Friday August 22 and continuing each week through the state football finals, WKIF (92.7fm), a 3000-watt station, will carry an Indiana high school football game of the week. Starting a week later on August 29, WRZA (99.9fm), a 50,000-watt station and WDEK (92.5fm), a 20,000 watt station, will carry an Illinois high school football regular season game of the week, all of which will be produced and distributed by the Region Sports Network. Chris Ramirez, president of the Region Sports Network, said the new additions to the RSN lineup should strengthen the company’s position in the marketplace. “We’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as the leader in the industry,” Ramirez said. “Having this much power will allow us to retain that status and to build on it.”
In addition to the new FM affiliates, Ramirez said the RSN has also agreed to terms with Jim Dedelow of WJOB (am1230), meaning Region Sports football coverage will return for another season on the Hammond radio station.
“WJOB is still the voice of the Region and it’s the first place people go for something local, so we’re thrilled to be back on there as well,” said Ramirez.
All told, the RSN will have 74,500 watts of power at its disposal during the upcoming football season