AKRON, OH – August 19, 2020 – iHeartMedia Akron and Learfield IMG College announced today that 640 WHLO will become the flagship radio station for University of Akron Athletics.
Beginning with the 2020-2021 athletics season, 640 WHLO will be the broadcast home of University of Akron football, as well as Men’s and Women’s Basketball. 640 WHLO will also air Zips Live! a weekly in-season program featuring Zips coaches and student-athletes.
“We’re thrilled to continue to deliver Akron Athletics to Zips fans via free over the air radio,” said Keith Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Akron/Canton. “Whether in the stadium, running errands in the car or working around the yard on game days, Zips fans will be pleased with the strong signal of 640 WHLO across a large portion of Ohio.”
Zips broadcasts are produced by Learfield IMG College, the Zips’ multimedia rightsholder. Akron Sports Properties is the company’s locally based team that works in collaboration with the athletics administration.