April 30, 2012
Comcast-Spectacor, the parent company of the Philadelphia Flyers, today reached a multi-year agreement with Greater Media Philadelphia for the broadcast of all Philadelphia Flyers regular season and playoff season games starting next season.
Greater Media’s 97.5 The Fanatic will be the flagship station, along with simulcast AM station 950 ESPN Radio. Several Flyers games will also be broadcast on legendary rock station 93.3 WMMR-FM.
For the 2012-13 season and beyond, Flyers game broadcasts on 97.5 The Fanatic and 950 ESPN Radio will include 20 minutes of coverage prior to face-off and 40 minutes of coverage after the game concludes, thanks to a new 10 minute pre-game show and 30 minute post-game show, which will bookend the game broadcast itself. The post-game show will include player interviews and a live broadcast of Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s post-game press conference.
“We’re thrilled to be working with a partner that is 100-percent committed and excited about the Philadelphia Flyers,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We’re also happy that the Sixers have moved over to Greater Media Philadelphia along with us. Greater Media is an incredible partner that offers extensive promotional support for the Flyers on all their stations.”
“Greater Media Philadelphia and its radio stations continue to increase their ratings and are a dominant force in the Philadelphia Region, which will help us continue to expand our audience and increase our fan base,” added Luukko. “We are truly looking forward to our new partnership with Greater Media Philadelphia.”
In addition, the Flyers and Greater Media will work cooperatively to build a radio network outside the immediate 97.5FM and 950AM radio signal areas to enable more sports fans in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware to catch all the action of Flyers home and away games on radio.
“We are delighted that the most passionate and intimidating fans in sports, Flyers fans, will find themselves tuning to 97.5 The Fanatic and 950 ESPN Radio to catch all the excitement of Flyers games,” said Greater Media’s John Fullam. “With the addition of Flyers play-by-play to 97.5 The Fanatic and 950 ESPN Radio, this is yet another significant step forward in fulfilling our commitment to offer Philadelphians the finest in sports programming.”
As part of the agreement, all Greater Media Philadelphia stations, which also include 102.9 FM WMGK and 95.7 WBEN-FM, will become promotional partners with the Flyers.
Tim Saunders will handle the play-by-play and Chris Therien will handle color analysis.
April 27, 2012
Join Greater Media Detroit radio stations (94.7 WCSX, 101 WRIF, The New Soft Rock 105.1) and the Detroit Tigers for the TIP A TIGER event Thursday, May 17th starting at 6 p.m. at CJ Mahoney’s Sport Grille located at 2511 Livernois Road in Troy!
It’s an evening of fun and frivolity, where your server may actually be a Detroit Tigers player! Joaquin Benoit, Jose Valverde, Octavio Dotel and Andy Dirks are just a few that will be celebrity servers on site. Plus, other local celebrities will be adding to the fun!
Trudi Daniels, Anne Carlini, Meltdown and Screamin’ Scott
Ken Calvert, Jim O’Brien, Doug Podell, Steve Kostan, Dave Doran and Uncle Buck
The New Soft Rock 105.1
Chris Edmonds and Mitzi Miles
FOX Sports Detroit
There will be a lot of great items up for grabs in the silent auction including, sports and music memorabilia. It’s a great night out for a worthy cause with proceeds to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, and Orange Hearts, a charitable organization supported by Joaquin Benoit.
Tickets are only $16 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Detroit Tigers Foundation and Orange Hearts. Purchase tickets at www.TipATiger.com
If you can’t attend, but would still like to support the Detroit Tigers Foundation, please text TIGERS to 50555 to make a $10 donation.
**Players are subject to change without notice. This is not an autograph event. Must be 21 years or older.
Media coverage of Tip A Tiger is welcomed. Please contact Julie Law at 313-402-5657 in advance for a press pass.
Sponsored by Labatt Blue Light and Ride Safe to Ride Again.