Nineteen years on the same flagship radio station will extend another five years as the Minnesota Vikings agreed to a contract extension with KFAN 100.3 and KTLK 1130.
The five-year extension will keep the Vikings' radio home at KFAN for through the 2024 season, with the upcoming 2020 season the 20th consecutive on "The Fan."
The agreement includes game-day coverage in addition to radio shows co-produced by the Vikings and KFAN that air on 100.3 FM as well as being available in on-demand form on Vikings.com.
Both organizations are dedicated to innovation and excellence which makes this partnership so unique and valuable," said iHeartMedia Minneapolis President Jeff Tyler, in a statement.
Vikings flagship radio stations since 1961:
- 1961-69: WCCO AM
- 1970-75: KSTP AM
- 1976-84: WCCO AM
- 1985-87: KSTP FM
- 1988-90: WCCO AM
- 1991-95: KFAN AM
- 1996-00: WCCO AM
- 2001-Present: KFAN AM/FM
Vikings Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix called the broadcast team of Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman and Ben Leber the "best radio broadcast team in the NFL."
Allen is in his 18th season as the radio voice of the Vikings, while Bercich, who played and coached for the Vikings, is in his 13th season as the color commentator. Bercich is also the head football coach at Hill-Murray High School in the Twin Cities.
Leber, a former Vikings linebacker, is the sideline analyst while Coleman, who punted for the Vikings from 1978-87, serves as the pre- and post-game analyst.
The Vikings Radio Network consists of 33 stations in Minnesota, in addition to nine in North Dakota, six in South Dakota, and four in Wisconsin.