The Minnesota Wild has announced its local broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Wild will make 71 appearances on FOX Sports North or FOX Sports North PLUS, with 11 other games on NBC Sports Network. KFAN FM 100.3 continues to be the Wild’s flagship station on radio. The Wild now has 43 affiliates spanning four states in the Wild Radio Network – an increase of four stations from last season.
The Wild’s first game of the season, Thursday, Oct. 9 versus Colorado, is on NBCSN. FOX Sports North will kick off the coverage with a one-hour Wild Live pre-game show at 7 p.m., and will follow the game with a one-hour post-game show.
The FOX Sports North schedule includes 36 telecasts at Xcel Energy Center and 35 road contests. The Wild’s match-up vs. Arizona on Saturday, Jan. 17 will be featured as the marquee event for the ninth annual Hockey Day Minnesota presented by Wells Fargo.
The Minnesota Wild telecasts on FOX Sports North will feature play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta along with color analyst Mike Greenlay. Tom Hanneman and Jamie Hersch will host Wild Live before and after every game with analysis from Wes Walz, Tom Chorske, Ben Clymer and Kevin Gorg.
FOX Sports North’s 71-game schedule includes eight telecasts on FOX Sports North PLUS, an alternate channel made available by most cable and satellite providers.
KFAN FM 100.3 enters its fourth season as the official flagship home of the Minnesota Wild. Conflict games will move to KOOL 108 FM. There will be a 15-minute pre-game show on radio broadcasts. Bob Kurtz (play-by-play) Tom Reid (analyst) and Kevin Falness (studio) continue as the Wild’s radio team on KFAN. KFAN will also continue to host “Wild Weekly”, as well as “Wild Fanline” after select Wild games.