Reading Royals Ink Deal With Clear Channel
August 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM (PT)
ECHL minor league hockey's READING ROYALS ink a deal with CLEAR CHANNEL to carry play-by-play coverage on Oldies WRAW-A (TRUE OLDIES)/READING and Sports WLAN-A (THE TICKET)/LANCASTER this season. The stations will also carry a weekly coach's show, "ROYALS RADIO RECON," and sister Adult Hits WRFY (Y-102)/READING will air a SATURDAY evening show, "RINKSIDE WITH THE ROYALS," live from SOVEREIGN CENTER before home games. MARK THOMPSON returns to handle play-by-play and wil co-host the weekly shows.
"We are extremely excited to launch the new ROYALS' RADIO NETWORK," said ROYALS General Manager GORDON KAYE. "We're particularly pleased to work with our new broadcast partners at CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, who stepped up late last season and provided us with a broadcast platform during our playoff run to ensure that our fans could hear all of our games live. Our new radio network not only expands coverage as far as the areas in which our games can be heard, but also expands content available for our fans, including the new 'RINKSIDE WITH THE ROYALS' show on Y102 which ought to be a fun way for our fans to get pumped up for our SATURDAY night home games this year."
"We're extremely pleased to welcome the ROYALS' broadcasts to our family of stations," said CLEAR CHANNEL READING GM JOHN RIZZUTO. "The ROYALS are an important part of our community, and we're glad to be able to provide their broadcasts a home in READING, while also expanding the team's broadcast coverage into the LANCASTER area."