OHL's Flint Firebirds To Air Inaugural Season On WTRX-A/Flint
August 18, 2015 at 11:49 AM (PT)
FLINT FIREBIRDS junior hockey will air on CUMULUS Sports WTRX-A (SPORTS XTRA 1330)/FLINT this season. WTRX will air all 68 regular season games and playoffs as well as a weekly coach's show. FIREBIRDS Dir./Broadcasting and Communications DOMINIC HENNIG will call the action starting SEPTEMBER 24th with the road opener at SAGINAW. The FIREBIRDS, formerly the PLYMOUTH WHALERS, are entering their first season in the ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE.
FIREBIRDS Pres. COSTA PAPISTA said, “We are very pleased to partner with CUMULUS for our live game broadcasts and our hour-long coach’s show. A great radio partner allows us to educate our fans on the ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE and this great community sports and entertainment project. We want to make it easy for fans to follow the FIREBIRDS and WTRX will be the perfect fit.”
CUMULUS FLINT VP/GM ED LEICK said “We are thrilled to partner with a first class hockey organization like the FLINT FIREBIRDS. This region has a long history of support for great hockey and FLINT fans are second to none. Now with the OHL and the FIREBIRDS coming to town, our incredible fan base is in for a top notch hockey experience.”
WTRX Programming Specialist TIM SHICKLES said, “WTRX has a long-standing commitment to bring the best in MICHIGAN sports to the FLINT area and we are proud to be the flagship station for FLINT’s very own OHL hockey team. The quality and caliber of hockey, and the OHL as a whole, will be a fantastic addition to the WTRX play-by-play lineup.”