Grand Rapids Griffins Move To ESPN 96.1
August 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM (PT)
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS hockey is moving from CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOOD-A/GRAND RAPIDS to sister Sports WMAX (ESPN 96.1) this season. The GRIFFINS aired on WOOD for 14 seasons; eight games last year were aired on WMAX. BOB KASER will return for his 11th season calling play-by-play for the AHL club.
"It's somewhat of a bittersweet day for us, as NEWSRADIO WOOD 1300 has been a tremendous flagship for the GRIFFINS since our inaugural 1996-97 season," said GRIFFINS SVP/Business Operations TIM GORTSEMA. "But the opportunities to be on an all-Sports FM station, increase our overall signal strength and access ESPN's audience of local sports fans -- all while staying with CLEAR CHANNEL -- made it an easy decision. We look forward to building on the great relationship we've enjoyed throughout the years."
"BOB and the GRIFFINS have set a high standard for sports radio in MICHIGAN, and we're proud to be associated with such a great organization," said CLEAR CHANNEL VP-WEST MICHIGAN Market Manager TIM FEAGAN. "We'll continue searching for new and better ways to bring the exciting action of GRIFFINS hockey to local fans."