ST. LOUIS, MO – The St. Louis Blues and CBS RADIO’s KMOX, the radio home of the Blues, announced Friday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, which will keep the team’s hockey games on its legendary 50,000-watt signal which at night reaches more than 40 states and parts of Canada.
KMOX has been the flagship station for the Blues since 2007, broadcasting games to Blues fans and beyond. The station has been the radio home for the Blues for all but eight seasons since the club entered the National Hockey League in 1967.
“The Blues are committed to a first-class operation in every aspect of our business,” said Peter McLoughlin, CEO of Blues Enterprises. “That is particularly true when it comes to our broadcast partners who link our team, players and the games to our fans. There is not a better fit for the Blues and our fans than with KMOX, which has played a major role in the rebuilding of our franchise since our return to KMOX in 2007.”
KMOX will also continue to provide a generous helping of hockey-related programming throughout the year, including the off-season. KMOX is currently featuring the Verizon Hockey Night each Wednesday during the summer with host and team play-by-play man Chris Kerber, who this fall will begin his 10th season in the radio booth – excluding the lockout 2004-2005 season – partnered with analyst and Blues alum Kelly Chase.
“The best is ahead for the St. Louis Blues. We love the direction the team is going and are proud to use KMOX’s powerful nationwide signal to keep building the Blues fan base and our listenership for years to come,” said John Sheehan, Senior Vice President Market Manager, CBS RADIO St. Louis. “As America’s Sports Voice, KMOX remains committed to partnering with strong St. Louis brands and expanding their reach.”