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SHARKS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION WITH RADIO FLAGSHIP STATION 98.5 K-FOX

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SHARKS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION WITH RADIO FLAGSHIP STATION 98.5 K-FOX

San Jose Sharks hockey will be back on 98.5 K-FOX (KUFX-FM), after the two sides announced a multi-year extension to the partnership that has made the San Jose-based radio station the Sharks radio network flagship since the 2000-01 season.

Sharks Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Dan Rusanowsky will be back on 98.5 KFOX for all Sharks regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The extension calls for 98.5 K-FOX to continue to broadcast live and in their entirety, all regular season and Stanley Cup playoff Sharks contests, as well as select preseason games.

In addition, a weekly Sharks segment featuring Sharks players, coaches and other personalities will air at 6:50 a.m. on each Tuesday during Greg Kihn's top-rated K-FOX morning show.

The "Radio Voice of the San Jose Sharks," Dan Rusanowsky, will once again call all the play-by-play action and will host the popular "Sharks Warm-Up" pre-game show and "Sharks Extra" post-game wrap-up. The venerable Rusanowsky, who returns for his 15th season as the Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster, has called over 1,000 games and has witnessed nearly every regular and post-season game in Sharks history.

Based in San Jose, the 98.5 K-FOX broadcast signal services the entire Silicon Valley and the majority of the Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, the Tri-Valley Area, and Santa Cruz. KUFX is owned by Clear Channel Radio (NYSE:CCU), which owns and operates radio stations throughout the United States.

"We are very excited to continue our long and excellent partnership with 98.5 K-FOX," says Sharks Executive Vice President of Business Operations Malcolm Bordelon. "K-FOX provides us with a great signal and an exceptional marketing partner. Most importantly, their audience provides an outstanding fit with the demographics of our existing fan base and those most likely to become Sharks fans in the future."

"With Sharks hockey, Greg Kihn in the morning, and 'the classic rock experience,' 98.5 K-FOX remains the heritage classic rock radio station for Silicon Valley and the entire Bay Area," says Kim Bryant, Clear Channel's Regional Vice President. "We look forward to working together for many seasons to come."

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the San Jose Sharks," adds Justin Wittmayer, General Sales Manager, KUFX. "Sharks hockey goes hand in hand with 98.5 K-FOX's Classic Rock Format, and our advertisers and listeners are looking forward to the start of the next hockey season."


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