Indiana Sports Hero and Award-Winning Sportscaster Dan Dakich Brings Experience and Passion for Sports to Indy Sports Radio Fans
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 23, 2024 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it will launch Indianapolis’ newest local Sports/Talk show on Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM/WXNT-AM. Hosted by championship basketball player and coach, the award-winning sports radio and television personality Dan Dakich, “The Dan Dakich Show” airs Monday through Friday from Noon-3pm beginning Monday, January 29th.
Dakich’s career combines experience as a championship basketball player and coach with that of an award-winning radio host and ESPN’S leading Big 10 college basketball analyst. As one of only two men to be a two-time captain under legendary Indiana University Men’s Basketball Coach, Bob Knight, Dan Dakich and the State of Indiana have had a lifetime love affair.
Dakich starred at Andrean High School in Merrillville, IN, and led the small Catholic school to its only trip to the Indiana High School state finals in the non-class state tournament. At Indiana University, he played on one Big 10 Championship team and captained and started on IU’s Elite 8 NCAA Tournament run in 1984. In addition to captaining the Hoosiers, Dakich won the prestigious Balfour Award for bringing “Honor and Distinguished Service” to Indiana University. He served the IU basketball staff for a total of 17 years, in literally every capacity, from Graduate Assistant to Head Coach.
After a 10-year run as Head Coach at Bowling Green State University that included a MAC Outright title and two NIT Berths, Dakich switched careers and launched “The Dan Dakich Show” on WFNI (“The Fan”), a local Indianapolis ESPN radio affiliate. After 14 years at the Fan, he took his show to “OutKick Network,” where his show “Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich” airs Monday through Friday from 9:00am-11:00am.
Darlene Park, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis, said: “Indiana’s very own Dan Dakich returns to the airwaves as opinionated as ever and ready to break down all things sports on Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM every weekday from Noon to 3pm. He is an Indiana sports legend, and we are so excited he is bringing his game to our team. In addition to 1430 AM, sports fans can catch Dan on 99.5 HD2 or the Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM app.
Dan Dakich commented: “Couldn’t be more thrilled to join the fantastic team at Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM. The state of Indiana and I have had a lifetime love affair that extends way beyond sports and sharing that daily is going to, once again, be a blast! Can’t wait to get started as we build Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM into Indy’s go-to home for all things sports.”
For more information or to stream Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430 AM, visit: https://www.indysportsticket.com/.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 403 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,400 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
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