ALL 2005-06 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING GAMES TO BE HEARD IN ORLANDO, MELBOURNE
WHOO AM 1080 in Orlando and WIXC AM 1060 in Melbourne have been added to the Tampa Bay Lightning radio network for the 2005-06 season and will broadcast all 82 of the team's regular season games as well as playoff games. WHOO and WIXC will also carry all pre-game and post-game shows.
As part of the agreement Lightning radio play-by-play voice Dave Mishkin will make weekly appearances on the stations while the stations will promote the team through on-air ticket giveaways.
"It's great to have the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning as part of our incredible line-up of play by play on 1080 in Orlando and 1060 in Melbourne," said Brad James, Vice President of Programming and Marketing for Genesis Communications. "The Lightning will contend this season without a doubt and we are so happy to deliver the games to the huge fan base they have created throughout Florida."
Listeners on WHOO and WIXC will hear the broadcasts from WDAE 620 AM, which will serve as the team's flagship radio station through the 2009-2010 NHL season.
The broadcast team of Mishkin and color commentator Phil Esposito have returned for the Lightning in 2005-06. Jason Dixon is the host of the team's pre-game show and intermissions.