Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced a three-year extension to their radio rights agreement that will continue Penguins broadcast coverage on 105.9 The X through the 2017-18 season. Penguins’ games have aired on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Pittsburgh radio stations since 1999 and exclusively on 105.9 The X since 2006.
In addition to the three-year extension, the Penguins and Clear Channel Pittsburgh have agreed to other broadcast coverage elements that will be effective during the 2012-2013 season including an expanded pre-game show from its current 30-minute time frame to 60 minutes and a one-hour weekly magazine show called Pensweek that will air on 105. 9 The X every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. ET throughout the season. Penguins Radio 24/7, the team branded radio station that provides instant news and access to the Pittsburgh Penguins, will continue to air on the Pens Mobile App, the Penguins’ website, 105.9 FM HD-2 and iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free, industry leading digital radio platform.
“The extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins through 2018 is very exciting as we continue what we both agree is a mutually-beneficial relationship,” said Tim McAleer, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Pittsburgh. “Clear Channel Pittsburgh will continue to provide the most comprehensive Penguins coverage, utilizing all six stations within the cluster as well as our dedicated station available on iHeartRadio, Pens 24/7.”
“We have had an exceptional long-standing relationship with Clear Channel Pittsburgh including 105.9 The X and we are delighted to extend our agreement for three more years,” said David Peart, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service for the Penguins. “The X already provides us with tremendous radio coverage, and our new deal adds some exciting new elements that will benefit both our fans and sponsors.”
Fans can listen to 105.9 The X on the station’s website, 1059thex.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.