KQSM-FM

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KQSM-FM
City of license Fayetteville, Arkansas
Broadcast area Fayetteville (Northwest Arkansas)
Branding 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, "92.1 The Ticket") is a popular US sports radio station broadcasting a Sports Talk format in SEC country. Licensed to Fayetteville, Arkansas, it serves the Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville and Rogers (Northwest Arkansas) market area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. It has been the #1 rated sports radio station in Northwest Arkansas in every ratings book (Arbitron and Nielsen) in total listeners and average share since its inception in June of 2009.

Program Director Josh Bertaccini hosts "The Red Zone with JB" weekday mornings from 7 to 9. He also hosts "Razorback Recap" after every Arkansas Razorback football and basketball game, and is the play by play voice for Fayetteville Bulldog football. JB has worked for the Ticket since June of 2011. The station carries "The Jim Rome Show" during middays from 11 to 2. Rome is a long-time sports talk host based in Los Angeles, CA. 92.1 The Ticket airs "The Paul Finebaum Show" from 2 to 6 on weekday afternoons. A writer, Finebaum is widely recognized as one of the most influential voices in the SEC. KQSM is a proud affiliate of the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network; it broadcasts all University of Arkansas football, basketball and baseball games. As of 2014, 92.1 FM is the radio home for Fayetteville high school football. The Bulldogs are perennial contenders for the 7A State Title. In addition, The Ticket is also the flagship for Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball broadcasts. The Naturals are the Double A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Play by play announcer Benjamin Kelly calls all 140 of their games.

History[edit]

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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