Dinges: Austin’s ‘Sports Buffet’ radio show expands to San Antonio
An Austin-based sports talk show has expanded its footprint.
Now, 1300 The Zone’s “Sports Buffet” with Craig Way and Rod Babers can be heard in San Antonio on Ticket 760.
“I am extremely excited to grow the ‘Sports Buffet’ audience into such a passionate sports market like San Antonio,” Babers said. “We have a great team on the ‘Sports Buffet,’ and we are dedicated to providing our fans with unique, high-quality sports entertainment.”
The show airs in both cities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“It’s a thrill be on Ticket 760 in San Antonio,” Way said. “I have had great experiences there in the past with Texas Longhorn broadcasts and as a guest on several different shows through the years. To be a part of the great sports fans of San Antonio and to deliver our unique brand of sports talk is something that Rod Babers and I are excited to share up and down Interstate 35 from Austin to the Alamo City.”
One of Austin’s top-rated radio stations has tweaked its lineup.
Bob Pickett, a station veteran, has shifted to afternoon drive on 98.1 KVET-FM. He can now be heard weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Taking Pickett’s 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. midday spot is a newcomer, Bree Wagner.
Wagner currently works at sister station KAJA-FM in San Antonio and will split her time between the two cities, station owner iHeartMedia said.
“Bree is a rock star air talent and programmer,” said Travis Moon, director of country operations for iHeartMedia’s Central Texas region. “Her music passion, knowledge and relationships will only strengthen the brands in Austin, and we are excited to expand her role with iHeartMedia.”
In addition to her new on-air gig, Wagner will also serve as music director and assistant program director for KVET-FM, as well as sister station KASE 101.
“I am so excited to be a part of the legendary 98.1 KVET and KASE 101 in Austin,” Wagner said. “Austin is such a great city, and it’s a dream come true to be a part of it every day.”
KXAN ranks No. 1
KXAN continues to widen its lead in Austin’s TV news ratings race, according to the latest data from Nielsen.
In April, the city’s NBC affiliate ranked No. 1 at 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Middays, KXAN landed in a virtual tie with ABC affiliate KVUE.
KXAN’s 6 p.m. broadcast was, once again, the most-watched newscast in Central Texas, regardless of time period, drawing over 50,000 households — more viewers than second-place KVUE and third-place KEYE combined.