The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced Monday their broadcast partners for the upcoming season. The club unveiled a new television broadcast agreement with WTHR-TV, Channel 13, while renewing their radio partnership with CBS Sports 1430 for the third straight season.
During the 2016-17 season, all Friday and Saturday Fuel home games will be aired live on WTHR-TV affiliate COZI TV, while home and road games will be broadcast live on CBS Sports 1430, online at cbssports1430.com and on mobile devices using the free TuneIn radio app. Each and every ECHL game can also be streamed live online via computer and mobile device through ECHL.TV, powered by NeuLion.
“As our organization continues to grow into year three in the ECHL, we look forward to once again give our fans the opportunity to follow the Fuel at every turn this season,” said Fuel CEO Sean Hallett. “We are thrilled to continue our great partnership with CBS Sports 1430 and Entercom Indianapolis, and are extremely excited to join up with WTHR for 2016-17.”
Back on the microphone for all 72 regular season games is Tom Callahan, who will be bringing his NHL-polished call to Indianapolis hockey fans for the second consecutive season. In addition to being the radio “Voice of the Fuel”, television audiences will also get to hear Callahan as his call will be simulcast during WTHR broadcasts.
Joining Callahan in the television booth for 2016-17 is Indy sports icon and award-winning WTHR.com columnist Bob Kravitz. Sideline reporter Talor Whitaker will return for her second season as part of the Fuel television broadcast, which will be produced for the third consecutive year by Indianapolis-based WebStream Sports, a Raycom Media Company.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do television work for the Fuel,” said Kravitz, who joined the WTHR newsroom in 2014. “Hockey is growing in Central Indiana and I want to be part of that growth.”
COZI TV can be found over-the-air on channel 13.2, on Bright House channel 357, and Comcast channel 250 in the Indianapolis area.
SOURCE: Indy Fuel