The Islanders announced a renewal Friday of their radio deal with Hofstra’s WRHU (88.7 FM) that also includes a partnership with WRCN (103.9 FM) that will extend the reach of their games into central and eastern Suffolk County.
Chris King will continue as the team’s radio play-by-play voice, and Hofstra students will assist in the broadcasts, including work as color commentators and reporters.
“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with WRHU, while also better serving our loyal fans by extending the broadcast signal further east on WRCN,” Islanders Senior Vice President Michael Picker said in a news release. “The management and students at WRHU have done an excellent job with the broadcast and we’re excited for WRCN to help us improve our broadcast reach into Suffolk County.”
Evan Cornog, dean of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra, said in a new release, “WRHU is a college radio station that holds itself to the highest professional standards, so we are delighted to enter into a fourth year as the flagship radio station for a great professional sports franchise, the New York Islanders.”
Added WRCN general manager Matthew Goldapper, “JVC Broadcasting is incredibly proud to partner with Hofstra University and the New York Islanders to carry the games in Suffolk County. Residents from Islip to Montauk will now have the ability to listen to all of the action on 103.9 FM.”