Austin, Texas – August 26, 2018 – iHeartMedia Austin announced today AM 1300 The Zone, Austin’s Sports Talk, will now simulcast on 103.1 FM, effective immediately.
AM 1300 / 103.1 The Zone will continue to be Austin’s Sports Leader, now available on both AM and FM signals.The Bottom Line, hosted by Chip Brown and Mike Hardge, will continue to anchor the station from 6a-9a weekdays, followed by a solid line up of continued sports talk.
AM 1300 / 103.1 The Zone will continue to be the official Texas State sports affiliate in Austin, Texas, broadcasting all football and men’s basketball, as well as the official Round Rock Express flagship station. Additionally, the station carries the Houston Texans, the San Antonio Spurs, and Westlake High School Football.
“We are thrilled to announce this simulcast,” said Matt Martin, President for iHeartMedia Austin / San Antonio.“We have amazing talent and partners on this station, and we can’t wait to bring The Zone to the FM dial.”
"Between the excitement that Coach Spavital's arrival San Marcos has brought to the Texas State football program, and the recent success of their men's basketball team, we couldn't be more excited to expand The Zone to the FM dial and give Bobcat Nation more access to Texas State,” says Ryan Kramer, Program Director for AM 1300 / 103.1 FM The Zone.“Having Chip Brown and Mike Hardge bring their knowledge and entertainment to the FM side will allow more people to hear what we think is the best sports duo in all of Texas!"
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