LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles-based radio station KTLK AM 1150 (a Clear Channel Communications property) have reached an agreement for KTLK AM 1150 to broadcast Kings hockey games during the upcoming 2006-07 season.
"We are very excited about partnering with Clear Channel, the radio leader in Southern California," said Kings President, Business Operations Shawn Hunter. "This is a powerful relationship because it involves not only 1150 but also (sister station) AM 570, the strongest and most respected sports station in the market. This will be great for hockey in Los Angeles -- especially for Kings fans."
Added KTLK General Manager John Quinlan: "This is an exciting partnership that can only enhance our radio station's presence in the marketplace." AM 570 General Manager/Program Director Don Martin added: "This partnership gives the Kings the advantage of two radio stations." Martin continued, "with the aggressive grass-roots marketing efforts of AM 570 and the play-by-play exposure on KTLK...The Kings will Rule!"
KTLK AM 1150 will carry 2006-07 Kings pre-season, regular season and post-season games, beginning with the Kings-Ducks exhibition game on September 18 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. Team radio play-by-play announcer Nick Nickson is entering his 26th season with the organization and his 17th consecutive season as the radio "Voice-of-the-Kings." He again teams with radio commentator and former Kings forward Daryl Evans, who is getting set for his eighth season as Nickson's partner on AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.
Nickson and Evans begin each broadcast with a 30-minute pre-game show. In addition, on AM 1150 they will continue their co-hosting roles on the popular "Kings Talk." Heard after every home game, "Kings Talk" allows hockey fans to call Nickson and Evans with their questions and comments.
A Clear Channel Communications property, Progressive Talk AM 1150 is the home of Air America Programming including Stephanie Miller, Al Franken, Ed Shultz and Randi Rhodes.