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City Ammon, Idaho
Broadcast area Idaho Falls, Idaho
Branding The Sports Zone 980
Frequency 980 kHz
Translator(s) 103.7 K279AU (Idaho Falls)
105.1 K286BU (Idaho Falls)
First air date 1988
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 55238
Transmitter coordinates 43°31′23″N 112°0′36″W / 43.52306°N 112.01000°W / 43.52306; -112.01000
Callsign meaning K SPorts Zone
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Sandhill Media Group, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website 980thezone.com

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, and Boise State/BYU football.

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. 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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