Saturday, June 9, 2018

Boise Radio: 99.1 FM Drops ESPN For 'Pure' Rock

The Treasure Valley has lost it ESPN Radio as Impact Radio Group of Boise flipped format on its K256CZ 99.1 FM from ESPN Sports to Idaho's Pure Rock (via KQBL101.9 FM) as I-Rock at 5 p.m. Friday.

“We want to thank all of our fans and loyal sponsors of ESPN Boise for all of their support these past six years,” Impact Radio CEO Darrell Calton said in a statement. “The decision to change the format was not an easy one, but we are thrilled to bring the Treasure Valley community the true Rock station they have asked for and deserve.”

According to the Idaho Press, ESPN Boise burst onto the scene in 2013, providing listeners with both national ESPN shows, as well as local shows, including The Drive, hosted by Joey Jenkins and Alex Gold.

K256CZ 99.1 FM (250 watts) Red=Local Coverage
“Being a part of the ESPN Sports Network has been a great experience and opportunity,” Jenkins said in a statement. “Co-hosting The Drive alongside the talented Alex Gold has been a highpoint of my radio career and we are both excited for the new challenges that lie ahead for us individually.”


  1. what, if any, is the future of ESPN radio for the Boise area? This sucks!

  2. Was very disappointed to turn in to 99.1 this week and find my head ringing with "crap rock"...... not even good rock. Needless to say, I deleted my 99.1 preset.