RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding the departure of Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Chuck Kaiton.
"After a series of discussions with Chuck and his representation throughout the summer, Chuck informed us today that he will not be returning as our radio broadcaster," said Waddell. "We thank Chuck for his service over 38 seasons and appreciate everything he has done to represent this franchise for such a long time.
"As for the future of our radio broadcasts, we are exploring our options, especially the possibility of airing the audio from our FOX Sports Carolinas television broadcast. John Forslund is one of the top play-by-play men in our sport and we are confident his call will sound terrific on the radio as well."
The Hurricanes' flagship radio partner is 99.9 The Fan, and their television partner is FOX Sports Carolinas.