Every week this football season, I’ve delved into the numbers related to Stanford football and tried to use statistics to gain greater insight into the team and the games themselves. I could do this same thing about last week’s Fiesta Bowl. Except I can’t
Despite Stanford Athletics’ new radio deal with KNBR 1050 AM for exclusive broadcasting rights, student-run radio station KZSU 90.1 FM will continue to air football and men’s basketball games.
In a move that reaffirmed the long-standing agreement between Stanford Athletics and KZSU 90.1 FM, the student-run radio station confirmed that it would retain its coverage of Stanford men’s basketball and football games next year.
Beginning this August, KNBR 1050 AM will have exclusive rights to broadcast Cardinal football and men’s basketball games, a change from current provider XTRA Sports 860 (KTRB), which has carried the University’s games for the past three years.
In reading Brenda Barnes’ statements on the Stanford Daily on April 14 (“CPRN responds to radio sale concerns”), I realized something very important to keep in mind and that is: in this messy fight between the entertainment community, its corporate rivals and the FCC, it is easy for misinformed statements to be made.
The Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN), a radio station primarily owned by the University of Southern California, recently elicited concern among Stanford’s KZSU staff when it purchased KUSF from the University of San Francisco. The Cardinal station feared the possibility that Stanford’s radio station could be next on CPRN’s list—a worry that CPRN executive director Brenda Barnes said is unnecessary.
Radio signals may be fuzzy for the Cardinal in the North Bay, where new ownership of the University of San Francisco radio station, KUSF, will move the transmitter to a high altitude location in the North Bay and significantly limit Stanford’s range of radio listeners.
Various student groups have begun the petitioning process to get special fees requests on this year’s ballot, the largest of which topped $185,000.