It has never been easier to follow all the exciting action of Sharks hockey on the radio while traveling around Northern California. A strong 11-station Sharks radio network, anchored by the team's flagship station - KUFX-FM 98.5 (KFOX) in San Jose - brings the action to countless Sharks fans as far away at Tahoe, Fresno and Eureka.
In addition to the stalwart stations that have been part of the Sharks Radio Network for a quite a few years, new stations have joined the fray, bringing home Sharks hockey to Napa and Monterey.
The Sharks Radio Network broadcasts live regular season and Stanley Cup playoff Sharks contests, as well as select preseason games.
Returning to the broadcast booth will be the Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster, Dan Rusanowsky, who enters his 15th season with the team.
"We are proud to work with this outstanding group of radio stations to bring Sharks action to our many dedicated fans in Northern California who rely on Sharks Radio Network coverage as their primary link to the action on the ice," said Rusanowsky. "We look forward to bringing an exciting NHL season to these fans."
Joining Rusanowsky in the booth this season will be a tag-team duo of former Sharks. Jamie Baker will handle the bulk of the color commentary for approximately 70 broadcasts, while Dave Maley will provide the color for the remaining games and act as a "sideline" reporter at most home games.
Currently, the Sharks Radio Network has the following stations providing coverage throughout Northern California. All station schedules are available at sjsharks.com or by checking local listings.
KUFX-FM 98.5 San Jose (Flagship)
KESP-AM 970 Modesto-Stockton
KVON-AM 1440 Napa Valley
KAHI-AM 950 Auburn
KATA-AM 1340 Eureka-Arcata
KXBX-AM 1270 Lakeport
KFIG-AM 1430 Fresno
KBKY-FM 94.1 Merced
KNRO-FM 1670 Redding
KRKC-AM 1490 King City
KOMY-AM 1340 Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz
SKYVIEW SATELLITE NETWORKS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SHARKS
Skyview Satellite Networks announced today that the company has signed a contract with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks to provide the distribution and automation of the club's radio network.
Skyview Satellite will utilize its F.A.S.T. (Flexible Audio Storage Technology) Network Automation and Inventory Management System to allow the Sharks to control all radio inventory on the flagship KUFX 98.5 from team's offices in San Jose. The F.A.S.T. system will give the Sharks control over advertiser scheduling, clearance, and affidavit information, providing them with faster and more flexible client billing.
The Sharks Radio Network is comprised of 11 stations, including the team's flagship - KUFX 98.5 FM in San Jose.
"We have observed Skyview's development of innovative solutions to radio network distribution that are unique to play-by-play broadcasts," said Sharks Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Dan Rusanowsky. "We are looking forward to working with them to provide improved service to our loyal affiliates and advertisers with a platform that will also afford opportunities to build our station base."
Skyview Satellite currently provides the radio network distribution for 16 other professional franchises, as well as three major universities. It also serves the state news network of California and Arizona. Founded in 1995, Skyview Satellite Networks is focused on providing radio network solutions to major league sports.
Current teams Skyview Satellite Network serves include:
Arizona State University
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers (Hispanic)
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Kings
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Northern Arizona University
San Diego Chargers
University of Arizona