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ESPN Radio Expands Coverage to North County With FM Channel

ESPN Radio Expands Coverage to North County With FM Channel

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly fans in the North County are now able to listen to broadcasts of Mustang athletic events on a new frequency.

ESPN Radio announced Monday the addition of an FM frequency, 101.7, allowing for a stronger presence in north San Luis Obispo County.

ESPN Radio 1280 was launched 14 years ago on the Central Coast at the 1280 spot on the AM dial, with the transmitter located in Arroyo Grande, primarily reaching listeners from San Luis Obispo to Santa Maria. Sports programming on the Central Coast through the FM signal will reach Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles through another transmitter on Cuesta Peak.

“We have wanted to serve the North County better for years, as they are huge sports fans,” said Mike Chellsen, General Manager at ESPN Radio, “so we are so happy to have been able to do this for them. The response so far has been amazing. People are so excited.”

ESPN Radio is the radio home for Cal Poly Athletics, carrying approximately 100 football, basketball and baseball games per year, as well as The Coaches Show, and other promotions for the Mustangs.

“We are very excited to have this addition to our radio network because it will provide much improved coverage of Mustang Athletics to our fans in the North County,” said Chris Baker, Cal Poly’s Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations.

Added Heather Hellman, General Manager for Mustang Sports Properties, “We are excited for the stronger coverage, from Santa Ynez to San Miguel, on ESPN The Ticket, for Cal Poly Athletics. Now, day or night, Cal Poly fans can listen in and support the university. The extended coverage brings greater value to our sponsors and the fans.”

ESPN Radio “The Ticket” also has a full lineup of the best sports talk shows in the country, local sports talk shows, and a full slate of professional teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Raiders, and Los Angeles Lakers, as well national games and championships like the World Series, the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl, and NBA Playoffs and Finals. The two stations also will carry a full lineup of NFL games each week.

The Ticket also covers local high school boys and girls athletics throughout the Central Coast.