IdahoRadioNews: Changes in sports radio

Another change is coming to the Boise radio dial. KINF-AM 730 will pick up the ESPN Radio contract in the market, effective January 1, according to the station.

The lineup has not yet been announced by Impact Radio, which owns the station. The move will force some changes at KTIK/93-1 The Ticket – which currently has the ESPN contract in the market. Jeff Caves, the station’s afternoon host, said he could not comment – but Impact GM Darrell Calton told me that 730 AM will be the exclusive home for ESPN content.

KTIK, for now, still has its tentpoles: Jim Rome (syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks), and local afternoon show Idaho Sports Talk.

In October, KTIK’s owner Cumulus announced it would drop ESPN in favor of CBS Sports Radio in 47 markets.

KINF-AM currently airs news/talk programming. This move will give the Boise market three major sports stations, along with KFXD/Sports 630.

Standard disclosure: Don Day wrote the blog for more than six years and currently manages digital sales & products for KTVB.