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Regional Partners

TEGNA and Prime Video

Starting next season, TEGNA stations KING 5 and KONG in Seattle will broadcast all non-nationally televised games – more than 70 in total – for free over the air.
In addition, Prime Video will stream all non-nationally televised games for Prime members in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, which will include pre-season, regular season and the first round of playoffs.


The Seattle Kraken have partnered with KJR AM as its live radio broadcast partner. The majority of the games will be on 93.3 FM and occasionally 1090 AM (when there is a conflict with the University of Washington Huskies) and 102.5 KZOK (simulcast on Saturdays).

Tune in for play-by-play from Everett Fitzhugh and color analyst Al Kinisky.

All games will also be available on iHeart Radio and Sirius XM.


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Streaming Partners

Prime Video

Across Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, Prime Members will be able to stream games on Prime Video for no additional cost.

National Partners

ESPN+ / Hulu

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Broadcast Team

John Forslund

John Forslund is the play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Kraken's TV broadcasts. He joined the Kraken for its inaugural season in 2021 after spending 25 years as the voice of the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers.

Eddie Olczyk

Eddie Olczyk joins the booth as one of the Kraken's TV color analysts. He previously spent the past 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks as their TV color analyst. Olczyk will continue to appear on some 30 national game broadcasts for TNT as the network's lead analyst. Prior to making his broadcast debut, Olczyk spent 16 seasons in the NHL playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets (now the Arizona Coyotes), New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a member of the Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup-winning team and was inducted in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

JT Brown

JT Brown is a TV color analyst for all Kraken broadcasts. Brown was in the booth with John Forslund for the Kraken's inaugural season in 2021. Brown previously spent 11 seasons as a collegiate and professional hockey player, recording 72 points (23 goals, 49 assists) in 365 career NHL regular season games with Tampa Bay, Anaheim and Minnesota. Prior to turning pro, he played two seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, where he won the 2011 National Championship and was named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player.

Alison Lukan

Alison Lukan joins the Kraken TV broadcast team full-time as a color analyst after freelancing for the Kraken in the inaugural season. She became an instant hit with fans for her clever and easy-to-understand use of data. She will continue working as an analyst across television and radio, for Kraken digital channels and for the Seattle Kraken app. Before her time with the Kraken organization, Lukan covered the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State men's and women's hockey for The Athletic while also spending time with Fox Sport's Ohio.

Nick Olczyk

Nick Olczyk will work across both television and radio in addition to taking on a content development role with an emphasis on new media and streaming. He joins the Kraken after spending the 2021-22 season with the Chicago Blackhawks where he worked as a TV and radio color analyst while also creating behind-the-scenes content for NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks pre and postgame shows. Prior to his time with the Blackhawks, Olczyk acted as the lead color analyst for the Indy Fuel of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

KJR Radio Broadcast Team

Everett Fitzhugh

Everett Fitzhugh is the play-by-play announcer for the Kraken's radio broadcasts on KJR. Previously, Fitzhugh spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League, a developmental pro league for the NHL. He held the dual role as the Cyclones' director of media relations and broadcasting. His time in Cincinnati included Fitzhugh guest-broadcasting his first NHL game for the Washington Capitals as well as serving on the broadcast crew for the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.

Al Kinisky

With four decades of hockey experience as a player, coach, and color commentator, Kinisky joins Everett Fitzhugh and Mike Benton on the Kraken Audio Network for the Kraken’s third season.

Originally born and raised in the Vancouver, BC area, Kinisky has lived in the Seattle area for over three decades where he and his wife have raised their two boys.

He first came to Seattle to play for the Seattle Thunderbirds in 1989 after spending a year in Northern Saskatchewan playing for the Nipawin Hawks. With the Thunderbirds, he totaled 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) in 149 regular-season games. In 1990, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round, 52nd overall.


Where will fans now be able to watch games?

All non-nationally televised games will be broadcast on KONG, with 15 games simulcast on TEGNA’s NBC affiliate, KING 5. In addition, games will be broadcast free over the air on TEGNA stations KGW, the NBC affiliate in Portland, and KREM, the CBS affiliate, in Spokane. TEGNA will work with additional broadcast companies in the coming weeks to expand free over the air broadcast access to all available television markets in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

All locally broadcast games available to Amazon Prime members in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

A number of games each season will be selected for national broadcast on ESPN, Sportsnet and TNT.

Why Tegna?

King 5 is Seattle’s home for local sports and sports fans. With stations in Seattle, Portland and Spokane, we have an opportunity to bring Kraken games to more households and families through free over the air broadcasts on their stations. Their sports coverage and talent is second-to-none in these markets. TEGNA will also work with additional broadcast companies in the coming weeks to expand free over the air broadcast access to all available television markets in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Why partner with Prime Video as well?

By partnering with Prime Video we are maximizing the ways our fans can access Kraken games. We have seen Prime Video already start to make an impact in the world of sports and this was a logical step for us.

When will additional TEGNA stations be announced?

In the coming months.

Where can I find broadcast information?

After the schedule is released, it will be available on our website and the Kraken app.

Where can I watch in Idaho and Montana?

For Kraken fans outside the distribution area of Washington, Alaska and Oregon, fans will be able to see your games several ways:

  • NHL Center Ice (cable, satellite): All non-exclusive Kraken games airing on local TV and those airing on the NHL Network (ESPN+/Hulu exclusive games are not available in Center Ice)
  • ESPN+ (streaming): All non-exclusive Kraken games airing on local TV and exclusive ESPN+/Hulu games (NHL Network games are not available on ESPN+)
Will this change impact games which are nationally broadcast?

Up to 13 games from each team can be selected for national broadcast.

How can I get KONG?

Those will cable, already have KONG and for the majority of Xfinity users in Seattle, it’s channel 106 in HD. If you don’t have cable, a TV antenna is the easiest way to pick up KONG since it’s free over the air like all local stations. With a minimal one-time expense, you can purchase an antenna (no subscription required) and then scan to find KONG on channel 16.1.

The FCC website has a page that shows you the channel availability and signal strength from your location.

There is also an antenna guide: