NHL Kings Move Audio Broadcasts From AM Radio To iHeart Stream
The audio for every NHL Kings game this season will be "streamed on iHeartRadio, on the L.A. Kings Audio Network, which marks the end of traditional AM radio broadcasts and perhaps a sign of a changing modern media," according to Curtis Zupke of the L.A. TIMES. The move went into effect with yesterday's preseason opener against the Coyotes, but the Kings’ "first two home preseason games will also be simulcasts" on KEIB-AM. The Kings said that the audio streams will "include the 30-minute pregame show, postgame call-in show and replays of each game." The Kings had "previously partnered" with KABC-AM since '14. The Kings broadcast will see play-by-play announcer Nick Nickson and analyst Daryl Evans "return for their 38th and 20th seasons, respectively." The Kings will "air ten games" on ESPN Deportes KWKW-FM (L.A. TIMES, 9/19). The Kings are one of five pro sports teams to partner with iHeartMedia L.A. to exclusively broadcast and stream games (Kings).