Wild announces extension of partnership with iHeartMedia Minneapolis
The deal will run through the 2024-2025 seasonby Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com
ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced a five-year extension of its partnership with iHeartMedia Minneapolis' KFAN, The Twin Cities Sports Leader, to broadcast all preseason, regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games on 100.3 FM through the 2024-2025 season. KFAN is currently in its ninth season as the official radio flagship home of the Minnesota Wild.
"We are excited to announce that Wild games will continue to be heard on KFAN," said Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka. "KFAN and iHeartMedia have been fantastic partners with our organization and we are thrilled that the tremendous programming and access they provide fans in the State of Hockey will continue for the next five seasons."
The extension includes continued coverage of every Wild game including a pre-game and postgame show. KFAN will also continue to host "Wild Weekly" as well as "Wild Fanline" after select games. Full promotional support will also be provided on KFAN's sister stations including: 101.3 KDWB, Kool 108, Cities 97.1, K102, Twin Cities News Talk, ALT 93.3, KQQL-HD3 and KTCZ-HD3.
"We are excited to continue as the home of Minnesota Wild Hockey on KFAN," said Jeff Tyler, Region President for iHeartMedia. "We are proud to be on the Road to the Stanley Cup with everyone involved in the Minnesota Wild organization. It's the bond for fans in the State of Hockey and a core partnership for KFAN and all of our iHeartMedia brands in the Twin Cities."
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Minneapolis market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service - with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 135 million registered users.