98.5 The Sports Hub, Boston College Join For Friday Night Hockey Broadcasts
Oct. 14, 2011
FM 98.5 The Sports Hub will broadcast a select series of Friday night Boston College hockey games during the 2011-12 season, the school and The Sports Hub announced on Thursday.
Additionally, the broadcast will be available online in two locations - cbsbostonsports.com and bceagles.com - and it will be carried by the CBS Boston mobile app available for iPhone and Android.
"We are very excited to make this announcement," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "This will provide tremendous exposure for our hockey program and will greatly enhance our fans' ability to follow our team."
"We're extremely pleased with our new association with 98.5," head hockey coach Jerry Yorksaid. "The Sports Hub is home to the Bruins, Patriots and Revolution and to have a number of our games broadcast over their radio waves is great for our program."
The broadcast will debut on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. when No. 1 Boston College hosts No. 3 Denver at Kelley Rink at 7:30 p.m. Ryan Johnston, a 2002 recipient of the Associated Press's award for Best Play-by-Play in the Massachusetts-Rhode Island area, and veteran Boston College analyst Ken Hodge will have the call.
The Sports Hub won the 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award Sports Station of the Year. It is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Gene DeFilippo, Jamie DiLoreto and everyone at Boston College to bring the four-time national-champion Eagles to 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday nights," Mike Thomas, Vice President of Programming for 98.5 The Sports Hub, said. "This is a perfect fit to add to our overall coverage of hockey on the Sports Hub, to go along with Boston Bruins Hockey and The Hockey Show Wednesday nights at 6pm. Boston is truly a unique city full of passionate hockey fans and we're very happy to now air Boston College games Friday nights throughout the season."
2011-12 Boston College Hockey
98.5 The Sports Hub Broadcast Schedule