New York Islanders Back On WRHU, Add WRCN
October 7, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
The NHL's NEW YORK ISLANDERS have renewed their deal with HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY noncommercial Variety WRHU/HEMPSTEAD, NY to air this season's games, and have added an affiliate for SUFFOLK COUNTY, commercial JVC Rock WRCN/RIVERHEAD. CHRIS KING will continue calling the action, with WRHU's student staff producing the broadcasts and serving as analysts and sideline reporters.
“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with WRHU, while also better serving our loyal fans by extending the broadcast signal further east on WRCN,” said ISLANDERS Senior Vice President MICHAEL PICKER. “The management and students at WRHU have done an excellent job with the broadcast and we’re excited for WRCN to help us improve our broadcast reach into SUFFOLK COUNTY.”
HOFSTRA's LAWRENCE HERBERT School of Communication Dean Dr. EVAN CORNING said, “WRHU is a college radio station that holds itself to the highest professional standards, so we are delighted to enter into a fourth year as the flagship radio station for a great professional sports franchise, the NEW YORK ISLANDERS.”
“JVC BROADCASTING is incredibly proud to partner with HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY and the NEW YORK ISLANDERS to carry the games in SUFFOLK COUNTY,” WRCN GM MATTHEW GOLDAPPER said. “Residents from ISLIP to MONTAUK will now have the ability to listen to all of the action on 103.9 FM.”