As the NHL season gets underway, Cromwell Media’s “ESPN 102.5 The Game” WPRT and the Nashville Predators ink a multi-year extension, which keeps “102.5 The Game” as the flagship radio station and broadcast partner of the Nashville Predators Radio Network.
“For over ten years the Predators have been the ‘best’ to work with,” Cromwell Media President Bud Walters said in a release. “They’ve brought such excitement to Nashville, and we look forward to continuing our partnership together. We are very proud to be the flagship home of the Nashville Predators Network.”
The legendary Pete Weber, who has been behind the mic since the team joined the league, continues as the Voice of the Predators. Former Predators defenseman Hal Gill enters his fifth season as color analyst. Darren McFarland, midday personality at “102.5 The Game,” hosts the pre- and post-game shows, which are now broadcast from the suite level of the Bridgestone Arena.
“We are proud of being ESPN’s No. 1 franchise in all of sports. Working alongside Nashville’s best sports talk radio station we feel we can continue to grow our dedicated Smashville fan base,” Chris Junghans, Nashville Predators Executive VP/CRO added. “As we work to ‘Paint the Town Preds’ in 2021-22 and beyond, we are thrilled to have Cromwell Media and its entire family of radio stations at our side.”
“ESPN 102.5 The Game” is currently in its eleventh season as the official flagship station of the Predators, dating back to the 2011-12 NHL season.