USF Athletics begins three-year radio partnership with Cox Media Group | Panda Anku

102.5 FM The Bone/102.5 HD-2 become flagship stations for USF Football;

Bulls Unlimited digital radio continues in the TuneIn app;

USF Football Radio Show moves to Wednesday evening;

Louk directs football radio shows for 26th season

TAMPA-08-29-2022 – USF Athletics has entered into a three-year radio partnership agreement with COX Media Group that will make 100,000-watt 102.5 FM The Bone and its high-definition counterpart, 102.5 HD-2, the flagship stations for USF football broadcasts beginning this fall, Vice President of athletics Michael Kelly announced on Monday.



“We are very excited to announce this new radio partnership with 102.5 The Bone, their enthusiastic management team and their on-air talent,” said Kelly. “Their 100,000 watt over-the-air FM signal extends from Pasco County north to Naples south and east to Orlando, and of course our digital radio station will continue to be heard worldwide through the TuneIn app. We look forward to working closely with The Bone in advancing our programs and the growth of Bulls Nation throughout the Bay Area and beyond.”


USF — one of the first two universities in the country to launch its own 24-hour digital radio station — will continue to broadcast through its digital outlet, Bulls Unlimited, through the TuneIn app and other digital radio platforms. USF football games is broadcast live on 102.5 FM and also on its high definition sister station 102.5 HD-2, available on most receivers made after 2016.


Digital radio station Bulls Unlimited will continue to broadcast all USF soccer games and nearly all other USF athletics radio broadcasts to a worldwide audience.


“The partnership between The Bone and USF Football is a perfect fit,” said Cox Media Group operations manager John Brennan, a USF graduate student. “I’m excited about the growth of our brand and to be able to bring such a powerful sports product from Tampa Bay to our amazing listeners.”


That USF Football Radio Show with head coach jeff scott will switch to Wednesday evening shows from 6pm to 7pm on 102.5 HD-2 and Bulls Unlimited. The show debuts on Wednesday, September 7th and will be the first of three live in-person broadcasts of the season on Wednesday, September 14th at the World of Beer on East Fowler Ave. to have. Host Jim Louk returns with co-host Joey Johnston as they welcome weekly talks with Coach Scott, a USF assistant coach and a USF student athlete each week. The show will also be available to watch live on the World of Beer on Wednesday 12th October and Wednesday 30th November.


Louk returns for his 26th birthdayth season leads the USF football game broadcast team and is again joined by analyst Sam Barrington, a standout Bulls linebacker, and Johnston as sideline reporter. Jim Lighthall and Darek Sharp return to host the pre and post game football shows. USF football game coverage includes a two-hour pre-game show – with the first hour only available on Bulls Unlimited – and a one-hour post-game show.


Lighthall also returns as the voice of USF men’s basketball and is again joined by Johnston on the broadcasts. Sharp returns as the voice of USF Women’s Basketball and is again accompanied by Brigid Merenda in the broadcasts. USF men’s and women’s basketball airs on Bulls Unlimited and 102.5 HD-2.


USF opens the 2022 football season this Saturday, taking on BYU in a 4 p.m. kickoff at Raymond James Stadium. The game can be heard live on 102.5 FM/102.5 HD-2 and Bulls Unlimited digital radio on the TuneIn app.

About USF Athletics

USF Athletics currently sponsors 19 men’s and women’s teams competing in 11 different sports, 18 at the NCAA Division I level in the American Athletic Conference, which will expand to 21 teams with the recently announced additions Women’s Lacrosse (2023-24). Women’s Beach Volleyball (2024-25). The Bulls’ athletic program began in 1965 and ended in its 55th season in 2020-21. Nearly 450 student athletes train and compete in the Athletic District at the east end of campus in Tampa, Florida. The Bulls have won 26 American Athletic Conference team titles, including seven trophies in calendar year 2021, since joining the conference in 2013, and own 139 conference titles in divisional history. The Bulls have had a combined GPA above 3.0 for more than seven consecutive years and have a program record of 15 consecutive semesters with a combined GPA above 3.0 since Spring 2022. USF has had over 500 student-athletes graduate since 2016-17. USF has graduated over 500 student-athletes since 2016-17.


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