Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Spirit back on Next Media this year

The Saginaw Spirit, in conjunction with Next Media of Saginaw, have agreed on a new contract that will see the broadcaster continue to be the play-by-play provider for the OHL team.

All 68 Spirit games will be carried live on WSGW 100.5 FM Talk and Sports, along with the Spirit radio show which can be heard every other Monday from 6 pm until 7 pm beginning on September 19.

The play-by-play broadcast team of Leigh Cunningham and Dennis Desrosiers will also return to the airwaves for a fourth season culminating with the Spirit’s opening game of the franchise’s tenth anniversary season on September 23 at the John Labatt Center in London.

Next Media of Saginaw general manager Shannone Dunlap had this to say about the contract extension: “I’m excited to be a part of the excitement of our local OHL franchise, the Saginaw Spirit, with an extension of our broadcast partnership for the 2011-2012 hockey season. You can hear the coach’s show every other Monday and every game’s professional play by play announcing by Leigh and Dennis on your radio at 100.5 FM or on our stream at www.wsgw.com and on your wireless devices - just download the application.”

Spirit president Craig Goslin explains that this agreement further expands upon the relationship between the team and the region.

“The Saginaw Spirit is truly a Great Lakes Bay Region community project and Next Media continues to demonstrate their commitment to our region with their continued support of Spirit hockey," said Goslin. "As we celebrate our tenth year, we are honored to be in a position to be able to extend our current partnership with Next Media on all 68 regular season games and the playoffs. We are grateful for the relationship that we have with all five of Next Media's radio stations. Next Media's strong ratings and professionalism allows us to get the word out to the entire region on upcoming games and all the happenings of the Spirit, both on and off the ice."

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