New sports radio station to begin programming in Lexington


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Colin Cowherd’s radio show “The Herd” will air in Lexington on WZNN-FM 96.1 starting Tuesday.

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Lexington is acquiring a new radio station, which will broadcast both Dan Patrick and Colin Cowherd, as well as related UK programming.

WZNN-FM 96.1 will sign on air on Tuesday.

Here is the press release:

Lexington, KY Aug 31, 2021 – There’s a new player on the sports radio scene in Lexington.

Sports 96.1 The WZNN-FM zone signed on the air this morning and will broadcast all things Kentucky sports in Lexington. The station will present the only live, local afternoon show hosted by program director Terry Ford, Big Blue reports daily, extensive live coverage before and after every match in the UK before and after every Wildcat match , play by game of football and basketball in high school. , play by game of regional and national college football and basketball, and play by game of the biggest NFL games every week.

The station will also offer national content from Fox Sports Radio with popular personalities Dan Patrick and Colin Cowherd every day of the week.

“Clarity Communications is happy to bring local sports talks to FM in Lexington. Not only will we have the only local afternoon sports talk show on the market, but we plan to expand all of our local coverage of the sports teams and topics that matter in central Kentucky. Plus, we’re excited to bring Dan Patrick and Colin Cowherd back to Lexington. And our partnership with Fox Sports Radio means that Lexington and the surrounding area can expect the best 24/7 sports coverage, ”said Charlie Cohn, CEO of Clarity Communications.

Cowherd’s show hasn’t aired locally since leaving ESPN for Fox Sports in 2015.

Patrick’s show is syndicated to radio stations by Premiere Radio Networks and the Fox Sports Radio package.

This story was originally published August 30, 2021 10:10 a.m.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of central Kentucky, he covered British football from 1987 until he was named a sports columnist in 2000. He covered 20 consecutive Final Fours and 37 Kentucky Derbys.
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