Yahoo! takes to airwaves with sports radio

Aug 01, 2011
Yahoo! announced the launchof Yahoo! Sports Radio
The Yahoo! homepage is seen on a computer screen. Yahoo! announced the launch of Yahoo! Sports Radio as the Internet company seeks to turn its popularity as an online destination for sports fans into success over the airwaves.

Yahoo! announced the launch Monday of Yahoo! Sports Radio as the Internet company seeks to turn its popularity as an online destination for sports fans into success over the airwaves.

The Sunnyvale, California-based ! said the national sports radio network will be available on over 180 affiliate radio stations across the United States, Sirius Satellite Radio, and through digital and mobile partners.

The network is being launched in partnership with Houston, Texas-based Gow Broadcasting, whose Sporting News Radio stations are being rebranded as Yahoo! Sports Radio.

"Yahoo! Sports Radio builds on our leadership as the number one sports site online and creates a national and local outlet for our brand and talent," Ken Fuchs, vice president of Yahoo! Media Network, said in a statement.

"Our partnership with Gow Broadcasting will provide more access to our users and solutions to our advertising partners that want to connect with them wherever they consume sports," Fuchs said.

Yahoo! Sports boasts 50 million monthly unique users, making it the top online sports destination in the United States.

Yahoo! shares were up 0.15 percent at $13.12 in early trading on Wall Street.

Explore further: Belarus tightens control over online media

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Yahoo! buys Citizen Sports

Mar 17, 2010

Yahoo! made a play for more sports fans on Wednesday with the purchase of Citizen Sports, a startup that makes sports-related applications for Facebook and Apple's iPhone.

Yahoo! to open sites to outside contributors

Nov 15, 2010

Internet giant Yahoo! began opening up its properties to outside writers, photographers and videographers on Monday with the launch of the "Yahoo! Contributor Network."

Recommended for you

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

38 minutes ago

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle ...

UN General Assembly OKs digital privacy resolution

3 hours ago

The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution demanding better digital privacy protections for people around the world, another response to Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. government spying.

Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey

5 hours ago

Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Spain: Google News vanishes amid 'Google Tax' spat

Dec 16, 2014

Google on Tuesday followed through with a pledge to shut down Google News in Spain in reaction to a Spanish law requiring news publishers to receive payment for content even if they are willing to give it away.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.