Routt County fans of ESPN Radio will have to wait a bit longer before the sports station returns to local airwaves.
ESPN Radio, which recently moved from 1230 AM to 98.9 FM as part of the launch of Radio Partners LLC in Steamboat Springs, has been off the air more than a week because of an issue with the station’s transmitter. A news release from Radio Partners LLC stated the transmitter would not allow the station to reach the power needed to complete required FCC testing.
Station officials say a new transmitter will be installed in the next week, with testing to follow. They hope ESPN Radio begins broadcasting again “in the very near future,” according to the release.
“We are committed to the format and plan to be the sports voice in the valley for years to come,” General Manager Brian Harvey said in the release.
Radio Partners LLC said it will broadcast coverage of Steamboat Sailors football, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes football on its sister station 94.1 FM until ESPN Radio returns to the air.
Sports radio fans who want to listen to their favorite ESPN Radio talk radio hosts still can do so at ESPNRadio.com or by downloading the ESPN Radio app for iPhones and Android-based phones.