AllAccess reports this afternoon that Kent State University sports will air on MediaCom talk WNIR/100.1 Kent-Akron starting this fall.
"The Talk of Akron" reportedly signed a five-year deal to once again become the Home of the Golden Flashes, airing the team's football and men's basketball games.
Most recently, the KSU games aired on Clear Channel talk WHLO/640, along with Cleveland affiliate Salem talk WHK/1420, and sister Youngstown market outlet WHKZ/1440 Warren, which otherwise simulcasts Cleveland Christian talk outlet WHKW/1220. Somewhere in there, we seem to recall WNIR carrying one season of KSU men's basketball after WHLO had already picked up football.
The AllAccess item would lead us to believe that the Salem stations won't air the games in Cleveland or in the Youngstown/Warren area, though we could be wrong. WNIR's signal reaches portions of both markets, but we'd have to believe Kent State wants a full-market presence in both areas.
Elsewhere in the Clear Channel Akron/Canton cluster, sports WARF/1350 "SportsRadio 1350" is in a multi-year deal carrying University of Akron sports...