T-Birds Renew Radio Partnership with iHeart Media Seattle

T-Birds Coach’s Show will be heard every Thursday on 1090 KJR

KENT, September 17, 2018 — The Seattle Thunderbirds and iHeart Media Seattle are pleased to announce they have renewed their partnership agreement to broadcast T-Birds games for two more years with a third-year option.

All T-Birds regular season and playoff games will be broadcast on 1090 KJR and streamed on Play-by-play voice Thom Beuning is entering his 18th season calling T-Birds games. There is the possibility some regular season and playoff games will be broadcast on 950 KJR.

“We are very happy to renew our partnership with iHeart Media Seattle,” said Colin Campbell, T-Birds Vice President. “They have been instrumental in growing our game and reaching new fans.”

1090 KJR will also continue to broadcast a half hour weekly Coach’s Show with T-Birds head coach Matt O’Dette. The Coach’s Show will be heard every Thursday during the season from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. The Coach’s Show will be hosted by T-Birds play-by-play voice Thom Beuning and will take a weekly in-depth look at the team. The Coach’s Show will also feature Beuning talking with WHL and NHL connected hockey guests. The first Coach’s Show this season will air on 1090 KJR on Thursday, September 20.

“We are very much looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Seattle Thunderbirds,” said Rich Moore, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Seattle. “The momentum around hockey in our community is exciting and we are glad to be a part of it.  The T-Birds have a passionate fan base that we are lucky to service and to be in front of.”

The T-Birds will continue the practice of inserting Beuning’s goal calls from the 1090 KJR broadcast into the Game Recaps found on the team’s website.

As part of the partnership agreement the iHeart Radio stations in Seattle will be heavily involved with the T-Birds promotional and giveaway nights this season.

The T-Birds finished the preseason with a 4-3-0-0 record.

The T-Birds start the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 22 at 6:05pm at the ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 regular season are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

iHeartMedia Seattle owns and operates KBKS-FM, KUBE-FM, KJR-FM, KZOK-FM, KJR-AM, KJAQ-FM, KFNQ-AM, KHHO-AM, KBKS-HD2, KJAQ-HD2, KJAQ-HD3, KJR-HD2, KUBE-HD2, KZOK-HD2, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

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