March 4, 2021
Now hear this: Sports Radio 950 KJR will be the flagship station for Kraken fans with an affiliate network to be created across the Pacific Northwest.
In a multi-year regional partnership with the Kraken, Climate Pledge Arena and iHeartMedia, the deal also features promotional collaboration for more than 80 concerts and entertainment events each year at the city’s brand-new arena under its iconic, landmark roof.
The KJR flagship announcement comes three years-almost to the day-that 32,000 depositors in less than 24 hours cemented Seattle as the NHL’s 32nd franchise. As the 2021-22 inaugural season fast approaches-yes, true, can’t arrive soon enough-identifying the radio home for the Kraken is another vital milestone step.
“Since our ticket drive in 2018, iHeartMedia and KJR have been with us every step of the way,” said Tod Leiweke, Kraken CEO. “With hosts that are entertaining and informative, we have found the perfect home for our fans to listen to Kraken games, wherever they are.”
While 950 KJR will serve as the flagship home amplified by a Northwest region affiliate radio network, fans around the world will be able to stream all Kraken home and road games (including the postseason) via the iHeartRadio app. Selected games will be available on KJAQ-JACK-FM (96.5) and KJR will regularly broadcast from Climate Pledge Arena and Kraken Training Center to share team news and content.
It’s difficult to determine who is the most excited about the new arrangement. Let’s start with long-time KJR host and hockey fan Dave “Softy” Mahler:
“Honestly it’s hard to put into words what this means to me,” said Mahler. “The minute Seattle was awarded a franchise I wanted the team on KJR. Seattle has been desperate for a winter sport and nobody in this city knows how to cover one better than us.
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