Audacy Announces Return of “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off”


Audacy announced the return of “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off,” a three-episode series of special men’s college basketball tournament programming. The series will air on March 18, March 25 and April 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET on BetQL Network, Audacy’s network of sports betting content heard across its broadcast portfolio and digital platforms. 

Led by Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley, co-hosts of You Better You Bet – the No. 1 sports betting podcast in the U.S – “BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off” will serve as breakdowns of the men’s college basketball tournament, featuring a mix of sports betting insight. The show will also welcome talent from across Audacy’s portfolio of sports stations. 

The show on March 18 will broadcast live from the BetMGM Sportsbook at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of Audacy’s exclusive partnership with BetMGM.

“The men’s college basketball tournament is the premier playoff tournament in American sports and we’re excited to bring back this informative and entertaining program,” said Mike Dee, President of Sports, Audacy. “Whether you’re trying to win your office pool or cash in on this year’s bracket, ‘Countdown to Tip-Off,’ Nick and Ken will have you covered with their expert analysis of all the madness this March.” 

“BetQL Countdown to Tip-Off” will be heard locally on:

92.9 The Game (WZGC-FM) in Atlanta

Sports Radio 1300 (WJZ-AM) in Baltimore

WEEI (WEEI-FM/AM) in Boston

The Bet Buffalo (WWKB-AM) in Buffalo

670 The Score (WSCR-AM) and WCFS-HD3 in Chicago

92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) and WNCX-HD2 in Cleveland

105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) and KJKK-HD2 in Dallas

The Bet 1430AM (KAMP-AM) in Denver

Sports Radio 1270 (WXYT-AM) in Detroit

WTPT-HD3 in Greenville

The Bet Houston (KIKK-AM) in Houston

The Bet KC (KWOD-AM) in Kansas City

The Bet Las Vegas (KLUC-HD2) in Las Vegas

KCBS-HD2 in Los Angeles

Sports Talk 790 (WMC-AM) in Memphis

WKIS-HD3 in Miami

1250AM The Fan (WSSP-AM) in Milwaukee

WWL (WWL-AM/FM) and The Bet New Orleans (WWWL-AM) in New Orleans

WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York

WVKL-HD3 in Norfolk

WQMP-HD2 in Orlando

WBEB-HD3 in Philadelphia

KMLE-HD3 in Phoenix

93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) and WDSY-HD3 in Pittsburgh

1080 The Fan (KFXX-AM) and 910 ESPN (KMTT-AM) in Portland

The New Sportsradio 910 The Fan (WRNL-AM) in Richmond

ESPN Rochester (WROC-AM) in Rochester

ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM) and KRXQ-HD3 in Sacramento

97.3 The Fan (KWFN-FM/HD3) in San Diego

KYKY-HD2 in St. Louis

106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) and The Bet Washington (WJFK-AM) in Washington D.C.

KFH Radio (KFH-AM/FM) and KNSS-HD3 in Wichita

WILK-HD2 in Wilkes-Barre.

BetMGM is the exclusive sportsbook of BetQL Network and its full slate of programming, which includes flagship program “You Better You Bet,” “BetQL Daily,” “The Daily Tip” and “BetMGM Tonight.” BetQL Network’s weekly lineup distributes approximately 100 hours of original content per week on the Audacy and BetQL digital platforms.


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