Newstalk 740 KRMG is New Tulsa Flagship Radio Station
April 26, 2001
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Newstalk 740 KRMG is the new flagship station for University of Tulsa football and men's basketball, as announced today by Cox Radio-Tulsa, Inc., and TU. KRMG and The University of Tulsa athletic department have entered into a multi-year agreement covering five years.
KRMG, on the air since 1949, has become a fixture in the Tulsa community. KRMG's 50,000 watt signal blankets three-quarters of the state of Oklahoma and carries into five bordering states in the daytime hours. In the evening, KRMG's signal expands even further across the country.
In addition to carrying all football and men's basketball games, 740 KRMG will air the "Keith Burns Radio Call-in Show" during football, and the "John Phillips Radio Call-in Show" during the basketball season.
"We are extremely pleased to be rejoining KRMG as our radio partner. There is a long history of TU broadcasts on KRMG, and we are excited to be on Newstalk 740 and Cox Radio," said TU Director of Athletics Judy MacLeod. "With the success that our basketball team has enjoyed and the turnaround of our football program, it has become even more of a priority to increase fan base. We believe that KRMG's 50,000-watt signal will allow us that opportunity, not only in the state but across the country as well."
KRMG last broadcast University of Tulsa athletic events in the 1990-91 season. KQMJ-FM carried Tulsa sports for two years (1991-93), and AM 1430 Radio has been the flagship station for the past eight years. KRMG was the home of TU athletics through the 1980's.
"KRMG has a long history of support for local athletics and we're very excited to become the hometown voice of the biggest hometown college team . . . TU. It's a natural match -- Tulsa's "most listened to radio station" and Tulsa's most popular college team," said Chuck Browning, Vice-President and General Manager of Cox Radio-Tulsa, Inc. "We're thrilled and grateful to The University of Tulsa for wanting to team up with us at KRMG."
"To be able to cover most of the state of Oklahoma including Oklahoma City, and boardering states is huge for our radio network," said Bruce Howard, TU's director of broadcasting. "With KRMG we believe that we have solved the frustrations from fans, especially outside of Tulsa, who have been unable to pick up the game broadcasts. We are thrilled to be a part of a partnership with Cox Radio and Newstalk 740 KRMG."