Saint Louis University announced a new multi-year agreement with Entercom that will see News Radio 1120 KMOX become their flagship station for men’s and women’s basketball.
Billikens basketball returns to KMOX from 101 ESPN, where they were for more than a decade after partnering with Hubbard Broadcasting and the St. Louis sports radio station for its inception in 2009. The new agreement begins with the 2020-21 athletic season, renewing their partnership with KMOX which previously held the school’s radio rights for years.
“KMOX is a legendary voice in our community, and we are thrilled to engage in this partnership that will directly benefit our men’s and women’s basketball programs,” SLU Director of Athletics Chris May said in the press release. “There is a deep connection to the Billikens and KMOX with the likes of Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Joe Garagiola and Bob Costas calling SLU games. I am confident that the new ‘Voice of the Billikens’ will provide first-class coverage for our fans and sponsors alike.”
Longtime broadcasters Bob Ramsey and Earl Austin Jr. will follow the team to KMOX. Ramsey, a Billiken hall-of-famer, has called their basketball games for well over three decades, while analyst Early Austin Jr. is nearing the 30-year mark on the call.
In addition to airing all live SLU Billikens basketball games, KMOX and RADIO.COM will also feature the weekly Travis Ford Coaches Show. In the event of a conflict with a Kansas City Chiefs or St. Louis Cardinals broadcast, SLU basketball will move to sister station 97.1 Talk KFTK-FM. All SLU basketball games will also air live on RADIO.COM.