As reported earlier by Inside Radio, and now made official, iHeartMedia “Fox Sports 910” KGME Phoenix will be the new flagship radio station for the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. As part of the new broadcast agreement, The Arizona Coyotes Audio Network will offer exclusive audio content on the iHeartRadio app beginning Oct. 3.
The partnership has all 83 regular season games, along with two pre-season matches against the Los Angeles Kings, carried on “Fox Sports 910” and sports sister “Fox Sports 1450 AM” KTZR Tucson.
“The entire team at iHeartMedia is excited to be the new home for the Arizona Coyotes, especially at such an exciting time for the team,” Market President Linda Little said in a release. “Working together we will build our all-in agreement between the Arizona Coyotes and Fox Sports 910 across our entire iHeartMedia platform of well-known audio brands here in Phoenix and on our iHeartRadio app.”
Coyotes games were previously carried on Bonneville “Arizona Sports 98.7” KMVP-FM Phoenix. KMVP-FM is also the flagship radio station of the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University football and basketball. Coyotes were bumped to “ESPN 620 AM” KTAR when conflicts occurred with Diamondbacks of Suns games.
“We are thrilled to partner with iHeartMedia Phoenix’s Fox Sports 910,” President/CEO Ahron Cohen added. “As we strive to build and cultivate new Coyotes fans, this multi-dimensional partnership – including iHeartMedia’s multitude of media platforms – provides us with unparalleled touchpoints to a broad cross-section of the Valley’s population. Equally important is iHeart’s ability to deliver an exceptional fan entertainment experience for all of our robust Coyotes content that will enhance our fans’ connectivity to the team.”
Each game will include 30 minutes of pre-game coverage prior to the puck drop and 45 minutes of post-game coverage. Play-by-play man Bob Heethuis returns for his 15th season with the team, with radio color analyst Paul Bissonnette continuing in that role. “Fox Sports 910” will also air a variety of Coyotes shows featuring President & CEO Ahron Cohen; President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka; Head Coach Rick Tocchet; and Analysts Tyson Nash and Paul Bissonnette. Games will also be streamed live on the Arizona Coyotes Audio Network via iHeartRadio.