Sounders FC Announce iHM's KJR/Seattle as Flagship
|RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2:33pm CT|
Seattle Sounders FC inks an agreement with iHeartMedia/Seattle, making Sports KJR-AM the English-language home of the Rave Green. The new multi-year deal is the first of its kind between the Rave Green and KJR-AM, with the regional radio affiliate operating on Puget Sound since 1922. All home and away Sounders FC MLS matches are to be carried on KJR-AM, including a 30-minute pregame and 30-minute postgame show surrounding each contest.
Former KJR producer Matt Johnson reprises his play-by-play role with Sounders FC radio, alongside a number of Seattle soccer analysts, including former Sounder players Wade Webber and Danny Jackson, in addition to Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing. Additionally, the station is set to carry an hour-long Sounders FC weekly show, scheduled to air at 7pm PT every Tuesday evening throughout the season.
"We're incredibly excited and proud to open this new chapter of Sounders FC radio broadcasting with iHeartMedia," said Sounders FC Chief Operating Officer Bart Wiley. "KJR is a Seattle sports institution, and our new partner brings a second-to-none production quality and institutional knowledge of broadcasting to our club. We believe this partnership provides the best platform for elevating the thorough, insightful coverage of Sounders FC that our fans deserve."
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with the most successful MLS franchise, the Seattle Sounders," added iHM President of the Pacific Northwest Region Robert Dove. "We are very much looking forward to showcasing the Sounders product on 950 KJR and connecting with their powerful and passionate fans. This is an incredible opportunity to share our over three million person reach across all our brands to build on the already incredible Seattle Sounders fan base."