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KQFN, The Fanatic Designated as Rattlers' 2021 Radio Home

April 13, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Arizona Rattlers News Release


PHOENIX, AZ - The six-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers and CRC Broadcasting Company have announced a partnership agreement that officially designates KQFN, The Fanatic as the Arizona Rattlers' exclusive radio home during the 2021 Indoor Football League season.

As the Rattlers' official radio partner, The Fanatic will provide the Phoenix market with radio broadcasts of all Arizona Rattlers home games throughout the 2021 Indoor Football League regular season and postseason. The games will be broadcasted live locally on KQFN The Fanatic, channels 1580 AM, 99.3 FM and 95.9 FM, and streamed online at 1580thefanatic.com and The Fanatic mobile app. The Fanatic's coverage of Arizona Rattlers football will include a weekly radio show titled "Arizona Rattlers Guy Talk," featuring Rattlers President and Head Coach Kevin Guy, in addition to the full game broadcast and post game show.

"We are thrilled to expand our relationship with the Arizona Rattlers," said CRC Broadcasting President and CEO, Ron Cohen, "Since 2017, KQFN The Fanatic has been the fastest growing sports radio station in Arizona. We are so pleased to add the excitement of live indoor football game coverage of the Rattlers to our radio station."

Owned and operated by CRC Broadcasting Company Inc. since February of 2017, KQFN The Fanatic's three channels cover the entire Phoenix metropolitan area.

Game audio on The Fanatic will be simulcast live from the Rattlers' television broadcast on LATV. The Rattlers' 2021 broadcast team will consist of longtime Arizona sportscaster Floyd Simmons as the play-by-play broadcaster, Rattlers Ring of Honor member and former quarterback, Sherdrick Bonner as the Color Commentator, and seven-time Emmy winning television broadcaster Joe Pequeno as the Sideline Reporter.

"The Fanatic has proven to be an exceptional partner of the Rattlers," Team President Kevin Guy said. "We look forward to the meaningful content that they will provide to our fans as we continue to build our partnership."

The Rattlers' 2021 regular season will include multiple rivalry matchups against the Tucson Sugar Skulls, as well as a rematch of the 2017 and 2019 United Bowls with the Sioux Falls Storm. The 2021 season will be the Rattlers 28th season of operation, as they compete for their seventh championship in franchise history. For the Rattlers' full 2021 schedule, visit azrattlers.com.


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