AHL's Connecticut Whale Move To WCCC/Hartford
June 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Minor league hockey's CONNECTICUT WHALE (formerly the HARTFORD WOLF PACK) is moving from the HD2 channel of CBS RADIO Top 40 WTIC-F/HARTFORD to crosstown MARLIN BROADCASTING Active Rock WCCC (THE ROCK) for the 2011-12 season. BOB CRAWFORD will continue as the voice of the team.
"Expanding our broadcast reach has been one of our top priorities since taking over the operations of HARTFORD's AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE franchise, and this new partnership with WCCC-FM brings our game broadcasts to a much higher profile," said team Chairman/CEO HOWARD BALDWIN, who operated the city's former NHL franchise, the HARTFORD WHALERS, before that franchise's move to NORTH CAROLINA. "The signal strength of 'THE ROCK' is competitive with the strongest in the market, and will allow fans throughout the state of CONNECTICUT, and beyond, to hear our games. We join the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS and the BOSTON RED SOX as teams here in NEW ENGLAND who broadcast their games on FM. It's the wave of the future." The RED SOX are on AM for their flagship but on some FM stations along the network.
"This represents a whale of an opportunity for us to build on our long standing commitment to community involvement," said WCCC VP/GM BOYD ARNOLD. "The CONNECTICUT WHALE is a tremendous community asset and we're proud to be involved with them at this level."