KQSM-FM

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KQSM-FM
City of license Fayetteville, Arkansas
Broadcast area Fayetteville (Northwest Arkansas)
Branding Sports Radio 92.1 - The Ticket
Frequency 92.1 MHz
First air date 1964 (as KKEG)
Format Sports
ERP 7,600 watts
HAAT 162 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 16569
Transmitter coordinates 36°7′38.00″N 93°59′23.00″W / 36.1272222°N 93.9897222°W / 36.1272222; -93.9897222
Former callsigns KKEG (1964-2009)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website 921theticket.com

KQSM-FM (92.1 FM, "Sports Radio 92.1 - The Ticket") is a popular US radio station broadcasting a Sports Talk format. Licensed to Fayetteville, Arkansas, it serves the Fayetteville (Northwest Arkansas) market area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media.

The Ticket carries CBS network programming during the day (John Feinstein & Jim Rome) and local talk shows in morning and afternoon drive. Program Director Josh Bertaccini hosts "The Red Zone with JB" weekdays from 7 to 9 am. He has worked for the Ticket since June of 2011. The station also carries "Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly" from 2-6 on weekday afternoons. Mattingly is a longtime Razorback reporter. 92.1 The Ticket is a proud affiliate of the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network; they broadcast all U of A football, basketball and baseball games. The Ticket is also the flagship for Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double A) baseball broadcasts. Play by play announcer Benjamin Kelly calls all 140 of their games.

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For years, the station broadcast an Album Oriented Rock format as "92.1 The Keg" with the call sign KKEG. On June 11, 2009 the KKEG call sign and rock music format were moved to 98.3 FM in Bentonville, Arkansas. The KQSM-FM call sign that had been on 98.3 FM was then moved to 92.1 FM and branded as "ESPN 92.1 - The Ticket". In January of 2013, parent company Cumulus Media entered into a partnership with the new CBS Sports Radio Network. Over 150 Cumulus sports stations around the country were part of this initiative. The Ticket is currently affiliated with CBS Sports Radio.

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