SUNRISE, FL. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and Florida Panthers Chief Operating Officer Michael Yormark in conjunction with Prime Time Media Group announced today that Sports Talk 790 The Ticket will be the new home for Florida Panthers hockey. Under the agreement, 790 The Ticket will broadcast all 82 regular season games and playoff games through the 2009-2010 season.
“As the number one sports talk radio station in South Florida, 790 The Ticket is excited to be the home of the Florida Panthers,” Joel Feinberg, President of 790 The Ticket said. “We look forward to a great partnership with a team that is poised to make a run at the Stanley Cup”.
The new partnership also includes weekly Panthers team related programming and expanded exposure for the many entities associated with the Florida Panthers and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. The Panthers will air a 30-minute pre-game show prior to all weekday games that begin with a 7:30 puck drop, as well as a 15-minute post-game wrap-up show. In addition, 790 The Ticket will air a 60-minute pre-season special, a weekly 15-minute Panthers radio show that will include interviews with players, coaches and team personnel and a one hour Panthers Weekend Edition show. In addition, the station will provide the Panthers with playoff related programming, as well as a 60-minute NHL draft show.
“We are extremely pleased with our new partnership with 790 The Ticket,” said Yormark. “It was a priority for us to ensure that our games be broadcasted on a sports only radio station and we are confident that this is the perfect fit for the Florida Panthers. We look forward to taking advantage of their expanded hockey programming and working with 790 The Ticket in order to develop the best radio broadcast for our hockey listeners in South Florida.”
790 The Ticket, is the South Florida market’s only 24-hour sports station. The station boasts original local programs 5AM-Midnight hosted by some of the most recognizable and respected names in South Florida sports including Dan LeBatard and Stugotz, Sid Rosenberg, Jon “Boog” Sciambi, Joe Rose and Kevin Rogers.
790 The Ticket’s specialty programming includes the biggest in sports with weekly shows from Peter Gammons, Chris Mortensen, and Terrell Owens. 790 The Ticket has positioned itself in the market as the young, energetic sports station and has daily top-notch interviews with all the A-list athletes and celebrities.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and three monthly South Florida publications: Live On Stage Credentials, Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.