Thu. Mar 21st, 2019
sports update

106.7 The Fan Extends Deal With Washington Capitals

“In addition to 106.7 The Fan, the Capitals Radio Network includes 13 stations spanning from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.”

The Washington Capitals and Entercom’s 106.7 The Fan announced they’ve extended their broadcast agreement through the 2020 -21 season. 

Following a one-year hiatus where the Capitals partnered with iHeartRadio, the team returned to 106.7 The Fan in 2017 just in time for their Stanley Cup season.  After two-years back with The Fan, the Capitals and Entercom have reached an agreement for 106.7 to continue serving as their flagship radio station for at least two more seasons.

“We are thrilled to bring Capitals hockey to DC’s top-rated sports station 106.7 The Fan,” senior VP/market manager Phil Zachary said in a press release. “In addition to all games, the station will provide fans with full coverage of the team through premiere programming on air, online and on demand. Capitals fans nationwide now have more resources than ever to stay up-to-date with the team and we look forward to continue serving as their hub for everything Capitals.”

As part of their extended agreement, longtime announcers John Walton and Ken Sabourin will remain in the Capitals radio booth to call the action.  A 15-minute pregame show and 45-minute postgame show will border each game, both of which are hosted by Ben Raby.  Pre and postgame shows will continue to feature player interviews and the head coach’s press conference.

The Fan’s weekday schedule will offer Capital-focused programming which includes player interviews with Brett Connolly on Grant and Danny Thursdays at 1:30pm and John Carlson on Chad Dukes vs The World Wednesdays at 3pm.  Head coach, Todd Reirden can be heard on The Sports Junkies every other Wednesday at 7am and a weekly Caps focused show, Crashing the Net hosted by Ben Raby airs Wednesday’s at 6:30pm.

“We are extremely pleased to extend our partnership with Entercom,” Washington Capitals CMO Hunter Lochmann added. “106.7 The Fan has been a great partner for us and has provided our fans with terrific original programming and coverage of our team. The powerful signal the station provides is a great benefit to our fans.”

In addition to 106.7 The Fan, the Capitals Radio Network includes 13 stations spanning from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.  Games can also be heard on Caps Radio 24/7, the team’s 24-hour audio channel available via the TuneIn Radio app and capsradio247.com.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.