The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Comcast, announced today that the fifth season of “Call of the Wild” will begin Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 AM on ESPN2. A total of 10 episodes will air on ESPN2 and Comcast Channel 13 throughout the season. Comcast subscribers can view “Call of the Wild” on ESPN2 each Saturday at 10:30 AM.
The season’s first taping of the Call of the Wild will take place on Monday, October 2 at JJ’s Bierstube in White Bear Lake. Defenseman Keith Carney will be the evening’s guest.
Produced by Comcast Spotlight, in association with the Wild, the half-hour program features Wild player interviews and community appearances, and highlights upcoming events at Xcel Energy Center as well as news and notes from around the NHL. Fans can also send email questions to be answered on the air to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nine of the 10 episodes will be taped in front of a live audience at selected locations throughout the Twin Cities starting Monday, October 2. Times, locations and guest information will be released at a later date on the Wild team web site, www.wild.com.
Long-time Twin Cities sports reporter Jeff Grayson will host “Call of the Wild” this season. Grayson, a fixture in the Twin Cities market for more than a decade, is returning for his second season as host of the show.
“Call of the Wild” reaches more than 500,000 homes across the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, including multiple cable zones and fourteen counties on a weekly basis. Comcast will also broadcast “Call of the Wild” each week on Comcast Channel 13 at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays and Sundays.
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Comcast serves more than 550,000 customers in 111 communities throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin, and in Greater Minnesota. Comcast, whose local headquarters offices are located in Saint Paul, employs more than 1,800 local residents.
For more information about Comcast’s products and services in the Twin Cities, please call 651-222-3333, or visit the company’s Web site at www.comcast.com.
For more information on the “Call of the Wild” television program, please contact the Wild’s Maggie Kukar at (651) 602-5720. Contact your local cable provider for specific distribution information in your area. More information on taping times and locations can be found at www.wild.com.