Viking Athletics move to KXFD Freedom 970


KXFD-AM/Freedom 970 announced the signing of a new three year deal with Portland State University to broadcast Viking Football and Basketball, starting with the Fall 2010/2011 season.  Play-by-play will be handled by Tom Hewitt, who also co-hosts the Saturday morning Golf Show on Alpha Broadcasting sister station KXTG/95.5 The Game.

Under the direction of new Head Coach Nigel Burton, interest in Viking Football will be at an all time high as he begins the turnaround of a program that has struggled over the last three seasons.  The Viking Men’s Basketball team, helmed by Head Coach Tyler Geving, was an NCAA Tournament participant in 2008 and 2009 and has reached the Big Sky Conference semifinals the last four years in a row. 

“We are delighted to partner with Portland State University for football and basketball games on Freedom 970,” commented Alpha Broadcasting Director of Talk Programming, Brian Jennings.  “PSU is the largest institution of higher learning in Oregon and with Alpha’s commitment to local programming, we have taken yet another step forward in the mission to bring the best local content to our airwaves.”

“PSU Athletics is excited to be part of the Alpha Broadcasting family,” said Athletic Director Torre Chisolm.  “KXFD will be a great flagship station for PSU Football and Basketball.  KXFD and Alpha will be great partners in spreading excitement and interest for Viking Athletics.”

KXFD-AM/Freedom 970 is the home of Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Phil Hendrie.  Programming information can be accessed online at KXFD-AM is O&O’d by Alpha Broadcasting.