Townsquare Media South Jersey Named Broadcasting Partner of Atlantic City AFL
Tuesday February 19, 2019
Games to be Broadcast Live on 97.3 ESPN Radio
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ- Atlantic City AFL (AC AFL) announce that Townsquare Media South Jersey will be the official broadcasting partner for the team as they launch their inaugural season. Pre-game, in-game, and post-game broadcasts will air on 97.3 ESPN Radio. 97.3 ESPN host, Nick Kosko, will be the voice of the team and has been named as the Play-By-Play commentator for the team’s broadcasts.
“The partnership between the team and Townsquare Media couldn’t be a better fit,” said George Manias, COO of Atlantic City AFL. “Having our games aired on the go-to sports station in the market makes it easy for fans to find us on the dial. Their reach and format are ideal for what we are doing, and we will all benefit greatly from this partnership. All twelve regular season games, plus our playoff games will be on air, making it easy for fans to follow our journey to win a championship.”
“Having the Arena Football League back in Atlantic City is such a great opportunity for the local community as well as our tourism market,” said Michael Ruble, Market President of Townsquare Media South Jersey. “This group that has brought the AFL back is energetic and prepared. We are thrilled to be partnering with such a great organization and are excited for the upcoming season.”
New Jersey native and voice of the team, Nick Kosko has worked as a host and producer for 97.3 ESPN South Jersey since September 2018. He attended Rutgers University where he served as the Assistant Sports Director at the student radio station, 88.7 WRSU FM, while doing play-by-play for the school’s football, wrestling, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer teams. Currently, Kosko serves as the host of “Friday Night Live” and the “College Football Countdown to Kickoff” shows during high school and college football seasons, as well as, being the co-host and producer for the “South Jersey Sports Report” with Dave O’Sullivan. In addition to his work with ESPN Radio, Kosko does play-by-play and color analysis for Rutgers University on the Big Ten Network Plus, play-by-play for the Stevens Institute of Technology Athletics, and works as a producer for Sirius XM Radio.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be chosen as the voice of the Atlantic City AFL team as we embark on inaugural season,” said Kosko. “I have been a fan of the league for years and I am excited for this opportunity to bring a local flavor to all of our listeners and ensure they get the best coverage of this team and in the entire AFL. The season can’t come fast enough.”
Kosko will also host a weekly coaches radio show on 97.3 ESPN South Jersey, featuring live interviews with head coach Ron James and various players throughout the season. The location, time and air date of the show will be announced at a later time.
Fans can secure their season tickets for the new Atlantic City Arena Football team now with a $50 deposit per seat ($75 for VIP seats) by calling 609-783-9494 or by going to AtlanticCityAFL.com. A team representative will contact those that have submitted a deposit within a week to select your specific seats, which will be done in order in which deposits were received.
About Atlantic City AFL
The Arena Football League’s newest franchise, Atlantic City AFL, will begin play in Spring 2018 at Boardwalk Hall. Season memberships for the inaugural 2019 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Atlantic City AFL sales department at (609) 783-9494 or by going to AtlanticCityAFL.com. Follow the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/AtlanticCityAFL, Twitter @ AC_AFL, and Instagram @AC_AFL.
About Arena Football League
The Arena Football League enters its 32nd Season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2019 include: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball)
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