Omaha, NE – Jun 4 –
Programming leaders at NRG Media in Omaha are making sweeping changes to liven up the
sports radio market even more with the launch of The ZONE 2 – The Deuce
as a sports-intensive AM station
designed to super serve Omahas insatiable desire for all things sports in the metro area and beyond. The ZONE 2
will be located at 1180AM on the dial position formerly home to KOIL-AM and will feature sports talk by national
talent, play-by-play coverage of Creighton University Baseball, and Womens Volleyball and Basketball; Omaha
Storm Chasers Baseball, College Football, Sunday NFL and more.
Operations Manager Neil Nelkin explained the move as an effort to secure even more sports market dominance and
ownership in the Omaha area. We have enjoyed such enormous success with our ZONE brand with our local and
national sports programming that we needed to expand the brand even further to fill the markets need. With the
ZONE 2 on the air, we will now be able offer even more local college play-by-play with powerful local franchises such
as Creighton University, the Storm Chasers, special broadcast coverage of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
featuring 1620 The ZONEs Kevin Kugler, play-by-play of the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals season play.
The ZONE 2 The Deuce weekday lineup from 5am – 7pm features several national sports veterans including Steve
Czaban, Tim Brando, Dan Patrick, Craig Shemon, and Travis Rogers. Nelkin said bringing back Dan Patrick to the
Omaha market is a critical to sports fans. Dan Patrick is a tremendous addition to our lineup as he was a heard for
years on our sister station 1620AM during his stint with ESPN. Dans show is no-holds barred with his take on
everything in the sports arena, and as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he will continue to have exclusive
interviews, guests and providing breaking news in the sports world , explained Nelkin.
With the launch of The ZONE 2, the seven station cluster owned by NRG Media Omaha becomes an impenetrable
sports powerhouse in Omaha Radio according to Market Manager Andy Ruback. We have enjoyed enormous long-
term ratings success and market leadership with 1620AM The ZONE for more than a decade and we needed to
expand our sports dominance in Omaha further. This move will clearly enhance the listening experience for sports
fans and provide a home for great local sports play-by-play with the partnerships with our local universities. 1180AM
The ZONE 2 – The Deuce and 1620AM The ZONE are now two options for our loyal listeners to tune to no matter
what their sports pleasure.
The stations new call letters are KZOT-AM with signal strength of 25,000 watts blanketing the Omaha metro area
About NRG Media
NRG Media is dedicated to providing Great Local Radio and is committed to being an active and integral part of the
communities in which it serves. In Omaha, the company owns six other stations in addition to The ZONE 2 – The
Deuce including 1602AM The Zone, The Mighty 1290 KKAR-AM, Modern Hit Music Q98 , The Big O 101.9, Power
106.9, and La Nueva KMMQ-AM. Led by CEO Mary Quass, NRG Media consists of 45 radio stations
throughout four states in the Midwest – Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
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