93.7 The Ticket Under New Local Ownership

BDP Communications announced that it has completed the asset purchase of 93.7 The Ticket FM (KNTK) and www.theticketfm.com from Home Field Communications. BDP Communications had been programmers at the station under a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) since June 1 of this year.

BDP Communications is a Nebraska Limited Liability Company (LLC) established for managing the ownership of KNTK(FM) 93.7, The Ticket, and to provide consulting services, podcast and radio production, digital marketing and sports content to the local market and especially diverse businesses. BDP Communications is led by Rebecca and Derrick Pearson. The Pearsons are retaining the format of The Ticket, offering local sports talk radio and digital streaming to the Lincoln area and sports fans nationally. In fact, on August 16th, they added 5 hours of live local sports programming to fill a much need gap in the market from 8am to11am with popular hosts Connor Happer and Mike Schaefer, and to broaden the athletic coverage beyond football. Their programming will bring more in-depth discussions with coaches, student athletes and business owners and will have more extensive engagement with the local community through remote broadcasting and more local guests.

Derrick Pearson had been the host of The DP & Stephens Show on 93.7 The Ticket FM since January 2019 and now is the host from 3pm to 6pm of One-on-One with DP and Old School with Jay Foreman, former Husker and Hall of Fame inductee and NFL pro athlete. Prior to coming to Lincoln, Derrick spent 30 years on TV and radio in Washington DC, Charlotte, NC and Salt Lake City, UT, completed two TEDx talks and is a published author in the recently launched Amazon Best Seller Impact of Influence. Rebecca and Derrick recently relocated to Lincoln from Houston, Texas where Rebecca stepped down from her long-time management and marketing corporate career at Exxon Mobil Corporation. Rebecca is currently the President of WEConnect International in Washington, DC, which focuses on gender inclusive sourcing practices with some of the largest and most prestigious corporations and multilaterals in the world

“We have made Lincoln, Nebraska our home after having lived on the East Coast, in Belgium, Salt Lake City and Houston. Our desire is to give a voice to honest and truthful views of local Lincoln men’s and women’s sport programs, as well as to expose our listeners to new and exciting sports, news, and content,” said Rebecca Pearson. “We believe the sports news/talk format allows the ecosystem of fans, athletes, parents, educators, coaches and owners a platform to have honest and real conversations regarding the issues facing the sports community and world.” added Derrick Pearson.

About BDP Communications

BDP Communications is a woman and minority led business based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a goal to support real sports talk radio and provide honest and fact-based viewpoints. BDP also champions diversity and inclusion in the business environment and desires to provide a voice for diverse businesses through the lens of sports and the community. The Pearsons are also the owners of the www.loveprints.us website.

Sales Executive

We are looking for a highly confident, energetic, and dynamic candidate to join 93.7 The Ticket FM as an Sales Executive. Your role will be crucial in the continued growth and success of our station.

KNTK-Firth 93.7 The Ticket FM and theticketfm.com is a locally owned and operated multichannel radio signal delivering unique experiences, engagement and community-oriented programming to the greater Lincoln area and the wider digital audience of fans, alumni, and students. 93.7 The Ticket FM provides 9 hours of live and local real sports talk covering the University of Nebraska -Lincoln, men’s and women’s sports, live high school athletics and national professional leagues including UFC. The Ticket also broadcasts The Dan Patrick Show along with other popular Fox Sports programs. 93.7 The Ticket FM has an experienced roster of local and national talent seeking to engage with listeners and advertisers. The signal is streamed via online platforms at thetickefm.com and portals such as Tune-in, and through apps for Android, Apple, and in-car systems so that no matter where our audience wants to engage, 93.7 The Ticket FM is always there with Real Sports Talk.

Joining as a team member at 93.7 The Ticket FM you will experience the camaraderie of a family atmosphere with high standards to deliver premium programming and content to our listeners and outstanding value to our advertisers. You also have the chance to learn and grow in this small but high performing sports infused atmosphere. The Sales Executive is a commission role with uncapped earnings potential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sell all forms of digitally enabled (website, apps,) and traditional radio (spots, sponsorship) advertising, content, and programs.
  • Co-develop, with programming and marketing departments, new ideas to generate revenue and added value to advertisers and sponsors.
  • Ensure retention of existing advertisers through superior relationship building and customer service.
  • Identify new advertisers, craft the pitch, and close.
  • Create sales proposals and advertising packages and effectively pitch them to clients.
  • Work closely with the traffic, programming, and production staffs to execute sales orders.
  • Meet or exceed monthly sales targets and goals.
  • Learn and use company platforms for customer relationship management, traffic, social media, and other tools as needed to successfully perform the job with excellence.

Key Qualifications:

  • Superior understanding of how to identify customer/advertiser needs and meet those needs with offer of the station.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful selling, 2-3 years prior sales experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a constantly adapting environment to capture revenue generating opportunities.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, problem solve, overcome objections, and think on your feet.
  • A passion for a broad array of sports both local and national.
  • Proven negotiation skills and ability to analyze data.
  • Organized individual trained in or experience with pipeline management and lead management tracking processes.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Mark Onwiler at mark@theticketfm.com or by mail to:
330 N 48th St, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68504

BDP Communications is an equal opportunity employer. Successful candidates will need to be able to show a valid driver’s license and have access to a fully insured vehicle.

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