By Mary Walsh
The San Jose Barracuda have announced a broadcasting agreement with the AM radio station KDOW. The arrival of the AHL in California gives fans a chance to see more live hockey at a lower price point, but radio coverage continues to be a staple for any fan who wants to follow a team. This agreement is good news for hockey fans.
Games will be aired live on KDOW and also streamed on the station’s website at www.kdow.biz. Coverage will begin with the team’s final preseason game at Bakersfield on Sunday October 3 at 7pm. All 61 games will be streamed on the website and 58 of them will be on the radio.
The games will be called by Eric Lindquist, familiar to Worcester Sharks fans after eight seasons doing the play by play for that team. This is Lindquist’s twelfth season in professional hockey and he has called over 800 games. For some games, he will be joined by Sharks alumni for color commentary.
KDOW has been broadcasting business and financial news in the Bay Area for seven years. The station reaches all nine San Francisco Bay Area counties and is also the broadcast partner for the San Jose Sabercats arena football team.
In the Sharks press release, KDOW’s general manager Mike Sheilds said, of the partnership:
“AM 1220 KDOW is thrilled to be partnering with The Barracuda and look forward to adding American Hockey League action as part of our sports programming line-up,” said KDOW General Manager Mike Shields. “Our listeners love to work hard and invest hard, but they also play hard and professional hockey is a sport they surely will enjoy!”
Visit the Barracuda website for full schedule information.