Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today that the Wolf Pack have entered into an agreement with ESPN Radio-1410 WPOP-AM to broadcast Wolf Pack games during their fifth-anniversary 2001-2002 American Hockey League season.
“The association with ESPN Radio and Clear Channel (WPOP’s parent company) is an excellent one for us,” Coates said. “ESPN Radio 1410 is a terrific station with a loyal listenership, and the format (all-sports) is obviously a perfect fit for Wolf Pack action. We look forward to being an big part of ESPN Radio 1410’s programming, and expanding our promotional relationship with the entire Clear Channel group.”
ESPN Radio 1410 is also the Connecticut home of New York Yankees baseball, New York Giants & Jets football and Central Connecticut State University men’s basketball. The station will carry all 80 Wolf Pack regular season games, as well as any and all playoff contests.
Bob Crawford, the radio voice of the Wolf Pack since its inception, will return for his fifth season behind the play-by-play microphone. Crawford was named the radio winner of the 2000-2001 James H. Ellery Award, given each year to the media member who contributes the most to the progress of the AHL.
The Wolf Pack open their 2001-2002 season Saturday, October 6th in Albany against the River Rats (7:00 faceoff). The home opener at the Hartford Civic Center is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th (7:05 faceoff), against the new Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Wolf Pack season-ticket, multi-game, coupon book, group-discount packages, and single-game tickets, are all currently on sale. For more information, contact the Wolf Pack ticket office at 860-548-2000.