BURN THE HORSEThe Sun Belt Conference announced today that three Hot Springs radio stations will carry all Sun Belt Conference men's and women's conference tournament games.
NEW ORLEANS, La. and HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Sun Belt Conference and KZHS (AM590-FM105.5) and KLEZ (93.5) Radio of Hot Springs and Central Arkansas announced today that the stations will be the official home for all games of the upcoming Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.
The Sun Belt Conference is hosting both its men's and women's basketball championship events in Hot Springs over a four day period - March 5-8 at Summit Arena and the Hot Springs Convention Center. The partnership with KZHS (AM590-FM105.5) and KLEZ (93.5)) will guarantee that all 24 games will be broadcast locally so that fans in and around Hot Springs can catch all of the action.
KZHS (AM590-FM105.5) is the sports authority in Hot Springs and Central Arkansas. With a signal that covers half of Arkansas, it is quickly becoming the "go to" station for Arkansas sports fans who want a taste of national, state and local sports. KZHS carries Fox Sports with popular shows including Dan Patrick and Jim Rome.
KZHS is also a proud member of the St. Louis Cardinals radio network and carries 2 of the state's most successful high school athletic programs - Lake Hamilton and Fountain Lake High Schools.
KZHS General Manager Jamie Friend said: "I'm overjoyed that KZHS has the honor of carrying every game of the Sun Belt Tournament that Hot Springs has the privilege of hosting. We are excited that our young station is going to be making its first parlay into Division I college basketball - an area that we have yet to be involved in and a key component to our programming. We are grateful to be a part of it."
Lanny Beavers, owner of LRB Sports, HOGVILLE.net and FEARLESSFRIDAY.com said: "We are proud to present the Sun Belt Tournament to our listeners. Hot Springs is my hometown and the community is excited to have Division I basketball in the Spa City."