The New York Islanders’ Stanley Cup Playoff games for the First Round will be broadcast on either CBS RADIO’S WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM or WCBS Newsradio 880, starting Thursday night on WCBS 880 when the team takes on the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Islanders Radio Network broadcasters Chris King and Greg Picker will perform play-by-play and analyst duties, respectively.
The Islanders will host Games 3 and 4 of their seven-game series against the Panthers on Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Game 6, if necessary, is set for Sunday, April 24 at Barclays Center.
On April 17, WFAN will broadcast live from Barclays Center with a two-hour pre-game show anchored by Boomer Esiason and Chris Moore beginning at 6 p.m.
“We are thrilled to partner with CBS RADIO to provide the Islanders with widespread exposure during the team’s Stanley Cup Playoff games,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “We are excited to deliver great playoff action to fans throughout the tri-state area.”
“We’re excited to be able to bring Stanley Cup playoff hockey to the entire Metropolitan area on two of our great radio stations: WCBS Newsradio 880 and Sports Radio 66/101.9FM WFAN,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO New York.
The full broadcast schedule is listed below. All games will also be streamed live on www.wfan.com.
Game 1 – Thursday, April 14 (BB&T Center) – 8 p.m. – WCBS
Game 2 – Friday, April 15 (BB&T Center) – 7:30 p.m. – WCBS
Game 3 – Sunday, April 17 (Barclays Center) – 8 p.m. – WFAN
Game 4 – Wednesday, April 20 (Barclays Center) – 8 p.m. – WCBS
Game 5* – Friday, April 22 (BB&T Center) – TBD – WCBS
Game 6* – Sunday, April 24 (Barclays Center) – TBD – WFAN or WCBS
Game 7* – Tuesday, April 26 (BB&T Center) – TBD – WCBS
* If necessary
About the New York Islanders:
Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. The team is playing the inaugural season at its state-of-the-art new home, Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Keep up with breaking Islanders news on Twitter @NYIslandersPR. For more team information, log on to newyorkislanders.com.
About CBS RADIO/WFAN/WCBS Newsradio 880:
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches nearly 70 million consumers nationwide each week.
WFAN-AM/FM is the original and longest running sports station in the nation, celebrating its 28th anniversary this past July. With more listeners than any other station of its kind, The FAN provides audiences across the tri-state area with live and local programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is home to award-winning personalities Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton, Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts and Steve Somers. The station is the flagship broadcast home for several area sports teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Giants, New Jersey Devils and Brooklyn Nets.
WCBS Newsradio 880 is one of the tri-state’s most trusted sources for news and information. As a market leading news resource since 1967, WCBS reaches millions of listeners each week and boasts one of the largest, most experienced local news teams on the radio in America.
About Barclays Center:
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Islanders.