830 WCCO-AM New Radio Home for the Wolves

Jonah Ballow
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An exciting announcement hit the airwaves Tuesday morning that will benefit Minnesota Timberwolves fans next season. Starting in 2011-12, Wolves games will shift down the radio dial to CBS RADIO's 830 WCCO-AM as the team's flagship station after a multi-year radio partnership was reached.

"We're excited about teaming up with WCCO, one of the premier radio stations in the country," said Timberwolves president Chris Wright. "This agreement shows that WCCO shares our excitement about the direction and future of our team. And with its 50,000-watt signal, WCCO will provide all of our fans in the Upper Midwest with a clear, far-ranging signal for our games. We feel that this partnership is beneficial to both parties, and truly is phenomenal for our fans."

All 82 regular season games will be broadcast on 830 WCCO-AM along with playoff contests, and two preseason games. An added feature next year is the online expansion with fans having the opportunity to listen to pregame and postgame shows on-air and streamed at www.wcco.com.

"This is an NBA franchise on the upswing, and this announcement creates the perfect marriage between the team and 830 WCCO-AM and the unparalleled signal coverage it provides to the Upper Midwest," said Mick Anselmo, CBS RADIO Minneapolis Senior Vice President/Market Manager. "830 WCCO-AM's on-air staff has an enthusiasm for the NBA that is unmatched in the market and we’re all excited to partner with the Wolves."

830 WCCO-AM has provided top notch sports entertainment for more than 80 years. The staff includes Dave Lee, former NBA courtside reporter Michele Tafoya, long-time Minnesota sports reporter and anchor Mike Max, and the legendary voice Sid Hartman. Additionally, the station can be heard in portions of North and South Dakota during the day while at night, reaching across many U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

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