Dallas Stars games will be carried on radio by the KTCK The Ticket/1310 AM beginning next season in a five-year deal, it was announced this morning on the Dunham and Miller show.
WBAP/820 AM has been the hockey club's radio home for the past 15 years.
Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh will continue as the Stars radio announcers, The Ticket's Craig Miller said in making the announcement on air.
The Ticket will broadcast all 82 Stars games and playoff games, Miller said.
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According to the Stars release on signing the deal, the games will be broadcast on both the station’s primary AM frequency of 1310 and its main FM frequency of 104.1 (as well as 1700 AM and 99.5-2 HD). The Ticket will also broadcast a pregame show (for most games) and a postgame show (for all games) as part of the agreement.
“This is a logical next step to the strong promotional partnership we've enjoyed with the Stars over the years,” said The Ticket vice President and market manager Dan Bennett. “We felt the time was right to take it to the next level and become the play-by-play voice of the team.”
“I want to thank WBAP for 15 years as a great radio partner,” said Stars president Jeff Cogen. “As WBAP has evolved into an all-news format, the Stars have also evolved. We both decided it was time for a change. Our first choice for a new radio home was The Ticket. The Stars and The Ticket have practically grown up together, as both of us are celebrating our 15-year anniversary in the Metroplex. The Ticket was the first all-sports radio station in the area and they’re the best. We’re proud to align our brand with theirs.”