IOWA WILD TO BROADCAST ON 1460 KXNO, MC22 DURING 2018-19 SEASONOct 2, 2018
Iowa Wild, in conjunction with iHeartMedia and Mediacom, announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2018-19 American Hockey League (AHL) season.
For the sixth consecutive season, 1460 KXNO will serve as the flagship station for the Wild, broadcasting a minimum of 61 games live on the station in their entirety. Every Iowa Wild game this season will be streamed live on iHeartRadio’s website and app. 1460 KXNO has served as the Wild’s flagship station since the team’s inaugural season in 2013.
“Since we arrived in Des Moines in 2013, KXNO and iHeartMedia has been one of our biggest and most supportive partners,” said Iowa Wild President Todd Frederickson. “We’re excited that once again we can provide every single game on the station for our fans and that they will hear the game in full.”
“Hockey Gone Wild” will also return to the 1460 KXNO airwaves, as the monthly hockey talk show will air six times throughout the season. The show features player and coach interviews, features on Wild players, general hockey talk and more. Dates and locations for “Hockey Gone Wild” shows will be announced at a later date.
“We are excited to continue our long partnership with the Iowa Wild,” said KXNO Program Director Andrew Downs. “We look forward to once again bringing our listeners world-class professional hockey and broadcasting live, local content.”
Joe O’Donnell returns for his sixth season in the broadcasting booth with Iowa and enters his 13th season overall of calling pro hockey on the radio. O’Donnell is in his 11th season with the Minnesota Wild organization, dating back to his time with the Houston Aeros. The 38-year old also worked in Idaho (ECHL) and Reading (ECHL). The Havertown, PA native called the 2011 AHL Calder Cup Finals, as well as the ECHL’s 2007 All-Star Game and 2007 Kelly Cup Finals. O’Donnell was named the ECHL’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2007. He will also serve as the primary host of “Hockey Gone Wild” and is the lead play-by-play broadcaster for all Iowa Wild TV broadcasts.
Once again, select Iowa Wild games will be broadcasted on MC22. During the past five seasons, Mediacom and the Wild have partnered to bring hockey to televisions in Central Iowa and for the 2018-19 season, MC22 will broadcast seven Wild home games.
TV Games on MC22
Fri., Oct. 26 vs. Colorado*
Wed., Nov. 14 vs. Milwaukee*
Sat., Dec. 22 vs. Stockton*
Sat., Jan. 19 vs. Ontario*
Tues., Feb. 19 vs. Texas*
Fri., March 15 vs. San Antonio*
Wed., April 3 vs. Tucson*
*Dates subject to change
New to the 2018-19 AHL season is AHLTV, a brand-new streaming service which will feature live streaming of every AHL game in high definition on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices, as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Android TV. AHLTV subscriptions, which include live and archived games, will begin at just $79.99 (US) for the entire 2018-19 regular season.
Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV to register for a free AHLTV account and to purchase subscriptions for the 2018-19 regular season
The Iowa Wild 2018-19 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center and runs from October through April. Iowa Wild’s Opening Night will take place on October 5. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.