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Islanders Renew Partnership With WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University

Coverage To Extend Into Suffolk County on WRCN 103.9 FM

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 11:59 AM / News
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Islanders Renew Partnership With WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University
Coverage To Extend Into Suffolk County on WRCN 103.9 FM

The New York Islanders announced today a new radio broadcast agreement with WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, to broadcast games throughout the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. This season, Islanders fans will also have the ability to listen to the broadcast on WRCN 103.9 FM, improving the signal further east into Suffolk County.

“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. “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.”

Islanders Radio veteran Chris King will once again produce the broadcasts and serve as the radio voice, handling the play-by-play duties. Hofstra University students will assist in the broadcast and have the opportunity to serve as color analysts and sideline reporters.

Dr. Evan Cornog, Dean of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, said: “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.”

The Islanders will open the season on the road against the New Jersey Devils on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Team captain John Tavares and the Islanders will play the following night, Saturday, Oct. 5, their home opener at Nassau Coliseum, against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.

“JVC Broadcasting is incredibly proud to partner with Hofstra University and the New York Islanders to carry the games in Suffolk County,” General Manager of WRCN Matthew Goldapper said. “Residents from Islip to Montauk will now have the ability to listen to all of the action on 103.9 FM.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 21 15 5 1 59 52 31
2 PIT 18 13 3 2 68 40 28
3 TBL 21 13 6 2 75 59 28
4 NYI 19 13 6 0 64 56 26
5 BOS 21 13 8 0 57 52 26
6 DET 19 10 4 5 54 45 25
7 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
8 TOR 20 10 8 2 63 62 22
9 WSH 19 9 7 3 55 52 21
10 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
11 NJD 20 9 9 2 49 56 20
12 FLA 17 7 5 5 38 44 19
13 PHI 18 7 9 2 53 58 16
14 CAR 19 6 10 3 45 58 15
15 CBJ 19 6 11 2 47 68 14
16 BUF 20 5 13 2 34 69 12

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 19 9 9 4 18
J. Tavares 19 7 11 -4 18
K. Okposo 19 5 13 -1 18
R. Strome 19 4 11 8 15
F. Nielsen 19 5 7 5 12
J. Boychuk 18 2 10 5 12
N. Kulemin 19 4 6 0 10
N. Leddy 19 5 4 7 9
M. Grabovski 16 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 11 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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