SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks, NBC Sports California and 98.5 KFOX today announced the team's broadcast schedule for the 2018-19 season.
The San Jose Sharks are fortunate to have the best broadcast team in all of sports, consisting of radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky, television play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn, along with color analysts Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.
For the first time, Baker and Hedican will rotate their work on both television and radio during the 2018-19 season, bringing their unique talents and insights to viewers and listeners across all Sharks media platforms. For select television and radio games, Baker and Hedican will work with Hahn or Rusanowsky as a three-man team, providing viewers with multi-faceted analysis and diverse perspective as to how they are seeing the action on the ice.
All 2018-19 San Jose Sharks pre-season games will be broadcast in some capacity. Currently, the first four preseason games will be broadcast via audio stream with Dan Rusanowsky on sjsharks.com.
In addition, the Sharks Sept. 20 game at Anaheim and Sept. 30 game at Vegas will be available on NHL Network.
Finally, the Sharks final two preseason games (Sept. 27 vs. Calgary and Sept. 30 at Las Vegas) will be broadcast on radio at 98.5 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network.
Check sjsharks.com for further preseason broadcast updates.
REGULAR SEASON TELEVISION BROADCASTS:
NBC Sports California, the home of "Authentic Bay Area Sports," is the Sharks exclusive regional cable television broadcast partner.
All 82 regular season Sharks games in 2018-19 will be televised. NBCSCA will broadcast 75 of the team's games, with an additional seven games set to be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.
Long-time play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice) will once again serve as the voice for NBC Sports California's broadcasts. This year, the eight-time Regional Emmy Award winner will be accompanied both former Sharks forward Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) and 17-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican (@BretHedican).
Drawing from his 10-year experience as a National Hockey League player, including three seasons with the Sharks (1993-96), Baker enters his 14th season as a Sharks color analyst, while Hedican, a former Stanley Cup Champion and US Olympian, returns for his fifth season as a color analyst with San Jose.
Returning for all Sharks home games this season is the "Inside The Glass" position on the Sharks bench, where Baker and Hedican will provide viewers with an up-close-and-personal vantage point for Sharks broadcasts on NBC Sports California, bringing fans closer than ever to the action of Sharks hockey. Intermissions will feature both Baker and Hedican as they offer game analysis from their perspectives.
NBC Sports California's Sharks Pregame Live will lead viewers right to the drop of the puck with a breakdown of the day's matchup, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players. Immediately following Sharks games on NBC Sports California, Sharks Postgame Live will provide in-depth game analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Peter DeBoer's press conference, interviews and player reaction from the dressing room and a preview of the next game. The shows will be anchored by 13-time Regional Emmy Award winner Brodie Brazil (@brodieNBCS) and 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown, with additional analysis provided by Hahn, Baker, Hedican and Rusanowsky.
NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Sharks 2018-19 regular-season schedule to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live, via NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app. The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports California. For more information about the network's streaming service, click HERE
Every Sharks regular season and playoff game can be found on the radio dial at 98.5 FM KFOX. Veteran radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky (@DanRusanowsky) will return for his 28th consecutive season as the "Voice of the Sharks." As with the team's television broadcasts, Hedican and Baker will both provide color commentary on the radio airwaves throughout the season.
Affiliate stations bring Sharks radio action throughout Northern California.
San Jose / San Francisco /Oakland - 98.5 FM KFOX
Auburn - KAHI 950 AM
Eureka/Arcata - KATA 1340 AM / 92.7 FM
Fresno - KFPT 790 AM / KFIG 940 AM
King City - KRKC 1490 AM / 104.9 FM
Lakeport - KXBX 1270 AM / 96.5 FM
Marin County - 98.5 FM KFOX / KVON 1440 AM
Modesto/Stockton - KESP 970 AM
Monterey /Salinas /Santa Cruz - KION (Powertalk) 101.1 FM / 1460 AM
Napa Valley - KVON 1440 AM
Sacramento - KHTK Sports 1140 AM / KAHI 950 AM
Check with specific Sharks Radio Network stations for specific Sharks game schedule coverage or visit www.sjsharks.com/radio.
Sharks radio broadcasts are also available on SiriusXM satellite radio, smartphone apps such as the Sharks app, the KFOX app, TuneIn Radio, etc., and at sjsharks.com all season long.
All Sharks Radio Network game coverage begins with the popular 30-minute pre-game show, "Sharks Warm-Up," followed by another popular segment, "Coach's Chalkboard," and the game broadcast. Following the game, fans get a recap of the night's action on the "Sharks Extra" post-game show.
The Sharks complete 2017-18 broadcast schedule can be found here.