KIX COMBO TO PROVIDE MORE THAN 106,000 WATTS OF COVERAGE
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 30, 2002) – Ken Lehner, Vice President of Marketing Communications for the 2002 Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced a two-year flagship radio agreement with the Curtis Media Group. All preseason, regular season and playoff games will be heard on the Kix Combo of WKXU-FM (101.1), WKIX-FM (102.3) and WDTF-AM (570), which has more than 106,000 combined watts, as well as the Hurricanes Radio Network. As part of the agreement, 96 Rock (WBBB-FM 96.1) will be the team’s primary promotional partner.
“We are extremely excited about the new partnership,” Lehner said. “We’re looking forward to working with the synergy and power of the entire Curtis Media Group, which is comprised of 15 locally owned and operated radio stations.”
Curtis Media Group Executive Vice President Phil Zachary added, “This is a significant win-win scenario for two ‘home teams.’ As North Carolina’s largest radio broadcasting company, we’re proud of this new alliance with North Carolina’s only national championship professional sports team. We’re planning to build upon the current extraordinary base of fan loyalty for the ‘Canes with fresh, new ideas in team coverage and collateral fan marketing.”
Chuck Kaiton returns as the play-by-play announcer for the team’s radio network, a position he has held since the organization joined the National Hockey League in the 1979-80 season. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Kaiton has served as President of the NHL Broadcasters Association for the past 16 seasons (1986-2002).
The Carolina Hurricanes open the regular season on Wednesday, October 9 against the New York Rangers at the Entertainment & Sports Arena at 8 p.m.