At the same time, the team announced that a total of 12 stations will comprise the network’s station lineup for the 2008-09 National Hockey League season. The flagship radio station is Clear Channel Radio’s 98.5 KFOX (KUFX-FM), which services San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland.
A 30-game radio schedule will air on Sports 1140 KHTK during the regular season, including several non-televised “radio only” games. Owned and operated by CBS Radio, Sports 1140 is a 50,000 watt station with an outstanding signal that can be heard throughout the Sacramento region and also in areas such as Walnut Creek and Concord, where many ardent Sharks supporters reside and do business.
Along with their 30 scheduled regular season broadcasts, KHTK is expected to carry a schedule of select Stanley Cup playoff games. They will also link to the Sharks Radio Network internet feed for all 82 radio broadcasts through its website (www.khtk.com), bringing an added NHL presence to the station all season long.
A division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), CBS Radio operates 140 radio stations, all but one of which are in the nation's top 50 markets.
"Sports 1140 is thrilled to be the radio home for the San Jose Sharks for 2008-2009,” said KHTK Program Director Jeff McMurray. “When they offered to let us have the Stanley Cup for a day, how could we refuse?”
“We are delighted to reach this arrangement with Sports 1140 KHTK and all of our excellent affiliate stations,” said Sharks Executive Vice-President Malcolm Bordelon. “Sharks hockey has a large fan contingent in Northern California, and our radio broadcasts are a primary link between these supporters and our team.”
Dan Rusanowsky returns for his 18th season of Sharks play-by-play. A 29-year veteran of radio broadcasting, Rusanowsky has called well over 1,000 Sharks games and all 119 Sharks playoff games. Jamie Baker, who played 10 years in the NHL, including several with the Sharks, returns for his fourth year of color commentary.
The Sharks complete 2008-09 Sharks Radio Network schedule and station lineup follows below. Complete schedule information for each affiliate station is available at www.sjsharksradio.net
.SAN JOSE SHARKS 2008-09 RADIO NETWORK LINEUPFlagship Station:
KFOX (KUFX-FM) 98.5 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland
KAHI 950 AMAuburn
KATA 1340 AMEureka-Arcata
KBKY 94.1 FMMerced
KESP 970 AMModesto
KFIG 1430 AMFresno
KFPT 790 AMClovis
KHTK 1140 AMSacramento
KOMY 1340 AMMonterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz
KRKC 1490 AMKing City
KVON 1440 AMNapa
KXBX 1270 AMLakeport
Official NHL Satellite Radio Partner:
XM Satellite RadioSharks Internet Site:www.sjsharks.comSharks Radio Network: www.sjsharksradio.net