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NYI Radio Network Expands Reach

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The Islanders have reached agreements with WLNG-FM 92.1 on Long Island, WKRB-FM 90.3 in Brooklyn, WSTC-AM 1400 and WNLK-AM 1350 in Connecticut to expand the reach of the Islanders Radio Network.

 
“The Long Island Radio Group has been a solid partner delivering a tremendous amount of promotion in addition to their game coverage,” said Islanders President Chris Dey. “Adding stations in eastern Long Island, New York City and Connecticut continues to broaden the Islanders Radio Network and each station is excited to work with us to promote the Islanders in their primary coverage area.”
 
In addition to game coverage on terrestrial radio, the Islanders Radio Network includes XM Satellite Radio and www.newyorkislanders.com <http://www.newyorkislanders.com>  on the internet, where all Islanders games can be heard.
 
“To hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, the New York Islanders are more than just a professional hockey team. They represent a spirit and legacy unmatched by few sports teams. I’m from Connecticut originally, and grew up a hockey player and an Islanders fan,” said Dave Widmer, President and General Manager, Long Island Radio Group. “It’s important that the Islanders Radio Network reaches not only Long Island, but as much of the surrounding area as possible. I couldn’t be more proud to have 94.3 WMJC as the anchor of this network.”
 
All Islanders games will be heard on WKRB in Brooklyn, while WLNG will carry all Islanders night games, and WSTC and WNLK will carry all Saturday night games in Connecticut.
 
“We are proud to bring Islanders hockey to our listeners,” said Robin Faller, Vice President and General Manager, Cox Radio in Connecticut. “The Islanders are one of the premiere franchises in the country’s biggest market, and we are thrilled to be on the team.”
 
The expansion of the Islanders Radio Network comes less than a month after it was announced that a 30-minute pre-game show was added on MSG Plus before every Islanders game. During the summer, MSG Plus and the Islanders also launched “Islanders Illustrated”, a 30-minute television show covering the team from all angles.

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Click here to watch the latest episode of FYIslanders with Islanders radio broadcasters Steve Mears and Chris King, along with television analyst Billy Jaffe.

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