WCCO® Radio enters its fifth season as the official flagship station of the Minnesota Wild. All Minnesota Wild hockey games, including all preseason games, regular season contests and Stanley Cup playoff games will be broadcast by WCCO Radio as part of an exclusive radio agreement. Any preempted contests will be heard on KSNB Radio (950 AM).
Veteran play-by-play man Bob Kurtz and former NHL defenseman Tom Reid make up WCCO's broadcast team. In addition to their work together with the Wild, the duo were paired together for nine seasons as the television voicesof the Minnesota North Stars beginning in 1980.
The Twin Cities leader in live broadcasting, WCCO Radio is home to Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher sports.
Also as part of the agreement, WCCO Radio is a major community relations, marketing and promotional partner with the Minnesota Wild. The station's web site, www.wccoradio.com, is also linked to the official web site of the Minnesota Wild, www.wild.com.
WCCO Radio is a 50,000-watt station that covers 88 counties, including 13 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and 75 nonmetro counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota. Owned by Viacom, Infinity Media Corporation and CBS, the station can be picked up in over 28 states and three Canadian provinces during the evening hours. It has been Minnesota's most listened to radio station based on total cumulative audience since 1924.
Skyview Satellite Networks currently provides the radio network distribution for over 20 professional franchises and major universities. It also serves as the state news network of California and Arizona. Founded in 1995, Skyview Satellite Networks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focused on providing radio network solutions for major league sports. For more information visit www.skyviewsatellite.com.
As part of a new partnership, La Mera Buena KBGY 107.5 FM will air any preempted Minnesota Wild hockey games during the 2005-06 season.
Hispanics in the Twin Cities, Southern Minnesota and parts of Iowa and Wisconsin are tuning in to "La Mera Buena" 107.5, Minnesota’s first 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year Spanish-language 49,000-watt, FM radio station. With news, weather, traffic, special programming and more, as well as an extensive song playlist featuring the biggest stars in Latin music, "La Mera Buena" has become the radio station of choice for area Hispanics.
Local sports franchises have begun to recognize "La Mera Buena's" growing popularity.In addition to broadcasting up to 20 Wild games on 107.5 FM, the station recently formalized agreements with WCCO Radio and the Minnesota Twins to broadcast a package of this season's home games in Spanish.
Minnesota Wild radio broadcasts feature play-by-play announcer Bob Kurtz and color analyst Tom Reid. WCCO Radio has been the flagship station of the Wild since the club's inception in 2000. In previous seasons preempted games were broadcast on 950 AM.
For more information on joining the 10,000 Rinks Radio Network please contact Kevin Falness at (651) 755-5161.