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KQNK Delivers Big 12 Conference Game Highlights To Sports Fans Online

KQNK features Big 12 Video Zone on to run official Big 12 Conference game highlights for all sports

July 3, – Dierking Communications, Inc. announced today that through an agreement with the Big 12 Conference (Big 12) and official media partner XOS Digital, Inc. (XOS), it has joined the Big 12 Affiliate Network, an exclusive program that enables the accredited media to feature official Big 12 game highlights for up to all 10 of the conference’s schools. This includes all sports such as football, basketball, baseball and softball.

“Our listeners have a deep passion for college sports, especially with the K-State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks. Giving our audience an added service of video highlights helps our station stay ahead of the competition” said Derek Nester, Internet Director with Dierking Communications.

As part of the Affiliate Network, KQNK received a digital video player called the Big 12 Video Zone, which now resides on the Kansas State & Kansas athletic news sections of The Big 12 Video Zone provides fans and site visitors with free access to a full range of Kansas State & Kansas game highlights for a variety of sports. Video Zone highlights are available within an hour after each game’s conclusion.

In addition to game highlights, the Big 12 Video Zone provides fresh news content daily. Additional content includes official conference features on student athletes, weekend preview segments, classic Big 12 moments and select live streams for special events such as the Big 12 Media Days and the Big 12 Championship pre- and post-game press conferences.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dierking Communications, Inc. into the Affiliate Network, and proud to provide its official website with exclusive Big 12 game-day highlights that supplement its quality Big 12 sports reporting,” said Anna Marie Neri, director, Affiliate Network. “The Big 12 Video Zone tells the complete story behind each weekend’s games shortly after their conclusion and lets fans relive all the action behind their favorite Big 12 teams.”

The KQNK Big 12 Video Zone can be found on the following pages:

K-State Athletic News

Kansas Athletic News

About Dierking Communications, Inc.:

Dierking Communications, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Bruce Dierking, who purchased radio stations KNDY AM 1570 & FM 95.5 in Marysville, Kansas. Over the next two decades, the group has expanded ownership across a total of 6 radio stations across Kansas, including KDNS-FM 94.1 in Downs, KZDY-FM 96.3 in Glen Elder, KQNK AM 1530 & FM 106.7 in Norton.

About XOS Digital:

XOS Digital is the exclusive digital licensing and rights agency of the Big 12 Conference. Founded in 1999, XOS Digital is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions for collegiate and professional sports organizations. Its Affiliate Network grants accredited news organizations nationwide the right to feature Big 12 sports footage on their official news websites. For more information, visit:

For additional information contact:

Derek Nester
Dierking Communications, Inc.
937 Jayhawk Rd.
Marysville, KS 66508
Phone: 785-562-2361

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.