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CityAmmon, Idaho
Broadcast areaIdaho Falls, Idaho
BrandingThe Sports Zone 980
Frequency980 kHz
Translator(s)98.7 K254DI (Idaho Falls)
103.7 K279AU (Idaho Falls)
105.1 K286BU (Idaho Falls)
First air date1988
Power5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Facility ID55238
Transmitter coordinates43°31′23″N 112°0′36″W / 43.52306°N 112.01000°W / 43.52306; -112.01000
Callsign meaningK SPorts Zone
AffiliationsESPN Radio
OwnerSandhill Media Group, LLC
WebcastListen Live

KSPZ (980 AM) and (105.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. Licensed to Ammon, Idaho, United States, the station serves the Idaho Falls/Ammon area. The station is currently owned by Sandhill Media Group, LLC and features programming from ESPN Radio. The station is the radio home of the Idaho Falls Chukars, broadcasting all games (exhibition, regular season, and postseason).[1]

The majority of the programming on KSPZ is ESPN Radio's nationally syndicated content including talk shows and professional/major college sporting events. However, there is plenty of local coverage including the Chukars, area highs schools, Boise State football, and BYU women's soccer.

John Balginy is the station manager and has broadcast Chukars games since 1985. Balginy is also the voice of Idaho Falls High School and Skyline High School (Idaho) on KSPZ. For 2017, Logan Ratick broadcasts all Chukars games (home and road) for the station and works alongside Balginy for all games at Melaleuca Field.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "KSPZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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