ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with FOX Sports North (FSN) and KFAN 100.3 FM, today announced the team's local broadcast schedule for the 2019-20 National Hockey League (NHL) season.
FOX Sports North will televise 70 regular season games including 34 contests from Xcel Energy Center and 36 road games. FOX Sports North PLUS will televise three preseason games: Sept. 17 vs. Dallas, Sept. 21 vs. Winnipeg and Sept. 26 at Dallas and stream the Sept. 29 U.S. Bank Kids Day preseason game against Winnipeg exclusively on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports North's regular season coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Wild plays at the Avalanche at 8 p.m. The network's first home game broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 12, will feature a one-hour edition of Wild Live.
Minnesota Wild telecasts on FOX Sports North will feature play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta alongside a rotation of color analysts including Ryan Carter, Mike Greenlay, Lou Nanne and Wes Walz. Kevin Gorg will serve as sideline reporter and Audra Martin will host Wild Live presented by CenturyLink before and after every game with analysis from Tom Chorske, Ben Clymer, Greenlay and Walz.
FOX Sports North debuts a half hour special, "Wild Season Preview" on Monday, Sept. 23. "Becoming Wild" presented by Toyota returns for its ninth season with eight new episodes that will premiere starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, immediately following the Wild Live postgame show.
All games televised on FOX Sports North will be available in high definition and will be streamed live via the FOX Sports GO app. FOX Sports GO is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as foxsportsgo.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store. Information on channel locations for FOX Sports North/PLUS can be found here.
KFAN 100.3 FM enters its ninth season as the official radio flagship home of the Minnesota Wild. Bob Kurtz (play-by-play), Tom Reid (analyst) and Kevin Falness (studio host) will continue to capture all the action, including every preseason game again this season. Kurtz, the radio voice of the Wild for every season in club history, will work a reduced schedule of road games this year. The Wild and KFAN 100.3 will welcome special guest play-by-play announcers for select road games, including Paul Allen, Jim Erickson, Kevin Falness and Joe O'Donnell.
Coverage of each game will begin with a 15-minute pregame show and conclude with a 30-minute postgame Show. KFAN will also continue to host "Wild Weekly," as well as "Wild Fanline" after select games. iHeart Radio reaches more than 2.5 million listeners every week over the air, via the Internet and through iHeartRadio.com. The Wild radio broadcast is also available on the Wild Mobile App, inside Xcel Energy Center at 95.7 FM and across the 50 station Minnesota Wild Radio Network, the largest network in the National Hockey League.