New Deal Keeps WFLA As Home Of NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning
September 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WFLA-A/TAMPA will continue as flagship for the NHL’s TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING under a new three-year agreement running through the 2016 – 2017 season. In addition, sister News-Talk WHNZ-A will serve as flagship for TAMPA BAY STORM Arena Football, also owned by LIGHTNING parent TAMPA BAY SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Sister Sports WDAE-A will offer expanded LIGHTNING coverage, as will a dedicated LIGHTNING channel on iHEARTRADIO.
iHEARTMEDIA TAMPA BAY Market Pres. SAM NEIN said, “We are extremely excited to have renewed our partnership with the TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING. The LIGHTNING are one of the most respected brands in the TAMPA BAY market and one of the premiere professional sports franchises in AMERICA. We are excited and proud to continue working with an organization that is as committed to our local community as they are to winning another STANLEY CUP for their large loyal fan base."
LIGHTNING Pres. STEVE GRIGGS added. “All of us at TAMPA BAY SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT are excited to continue the partnership with iHEARTMEDIA TAMPA BAY and its great family of stations. We have maintained a great relationship for several years and we look forward to further growing our brand with iHEART, delivering more content to LIGHTNING fans than ever before all across the radio dial.”