Clear Channel and The Houston Rockets have agreed to a multi-year agreement to make Sportstalk 790 KBME the new home of the Houston Rockets beginning with the 2012/13 NBA season.
“I’m elated with our new partnership with the Houston Rockets. Clear Channel Media &
Entertainment and the Houston Rockets both have track records of striving for excellence. The excitement will start Thursday with one of the most anticipated drafts in Rockets history. We look forward to providing Rockets fans with the highest quality game broadcasts as well as an incredible environment to voice their opinions on Houston’s new Home of the Rockets Sportstalk 790,” said Eddie Martiny, President/Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston.
Under the new partnership agreement, Rockets fans will be able to hear all regular season and pre-season games in addition to pre-game, post game and other Rockets’ related programming on Sportstalk 790. Select games will also be broadcast on Newstalk 740 KTRH and Sunny 99.1 FM.
“We are very excited about our partnership with SportsTalk 790 and the Clear Channel family to bring Rockets games, as well as a broad range of shoulder programming, to fans throughout Houston and beyond,” said Rockets CEO Tad Brown. “With a great draft coming up, NBA All-Star ‘13 at Toyota Center and a talented young team looking to take the next step, the future is very bright for Rockets fans everywhere. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Clear Channel to deliver unique, compelling programming to our fans.”
The new era of Houston Rockets basketball on Sportstalk 790 launches Thursday, June 28 with live coverage of the 2012 NBA Draft. The special live broadcast from Toyota Center airs from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and will feature SportsTalk 790 hosts joined by the Houston Rocket broadcast team as the Rockets make their 2012 draft selections.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with a team that has the championship legacy of the Rockets. We’re looking forward to bringing our listeners all of the action as the Rockets push for another championship this coming season and beyond,” said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Operations, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston.
The KBME Sportstalk 790 programming line-up:
• The Big Show with Matt Jackson, Adam Wexler and Lance Zierlein from 6-10:00 a.m.
• In the Trenches with Koch & Kalu from 10-11:00 a.m.
• The Mighty Gwinn from 11:00 a.m. to noon
• Matt Thomas from noon to 3:00 p.m.
• Charlie Pallilo from 3-7:00 p.m.
(This post was from a Clear Channel Houston release sent to me)