The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild and its flagship radio station, WCCO 830 AM, jointly announced today that beginning Sunday, November 5 the station will air “This Week in Hockey,” a program devoted to hockey-related content.
“From the ponds to the high schools to the NHL, WCCO Radio listeners and Minnesota can’t get enough hockey. WCCO Radio, along with the Minnesota Wild are proud to present this weekly look at one of Minnesota’s favorite pastimes,” WCCO Radio Program Director Wendy Paulson said.
“This Week in Hockey” will focus on coverage of the Wild and the NHL and will also include news related to college and high school hockey around the state. Hosted by WCCO’s Steve Thomson, the program will also include appearances by Wild radio personalities Bob Kurtz, Tom Reid and Kevin Falness, as well as Wild television play-by-play man Dan Terhaar and Let’s Play Hockey’s Wally Shaver.
“We’re very excited about the Minnesota Wild’s role in this program and its ability to provide even more Wild and NHL news to the listeners of WCCO Radio,” Wild Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Bill Robertson said. “Fans across the State of Hockey are as hungry as ever for hockey content, and we hope this program will help provide an inside look at hockey in Minnesota.”
WCCO Radio is in its seventh 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.
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 is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO owns 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WLTE and KZJK in Minneapolis.