iHeart Launches DC Translator With Rock And Hockey

Washington Capitals 104.7 W284CQ WWDC-HD2The NHL’s Washington Capitals will have their games heard on iHeartMedia’s 104.7 W284CQ Washington DC/101.1 WWDC-HD2 starting with tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

W284CQ has been rebroadcasting CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington since its launch last summer. The Capitals have not had all of their games broadcast on radio this season as they are bumped off Hubbard’s “Federal News Radio” 1500 WFED when they conflict with the NBA’s Washington Wizards or other programming. WFED will continue to air games that do not have conflicts in addition to W284CQ.

The deal runs just through the end of the 2016-2017 season. The Capitals had been heard on CBS Sports “106.7 The Fan” WJFK prior to this year. W284CQ operates with 99 watts/226m from the Bethesda MD tower utilized by iHeartMedia as its auxiliary facility for its five Washington FMs.

Outside of Capitals game broadcasts, W284CQ will carry the Active Rock programming of WWDC-HD2.

iHeartMedia Washington, DC’s 104.7 FM announced today a broadcast partnership with the Washington Capitals, effective immediately. The station will air every Capitals game for the remainder of the National Hockey League season.

Beginning today, 104.7 FM will become a part of the Washington Capitals’ radio network, which extends from Pennsylvania to North Carolina and enhances the current coverage in the Washington, D.C. area. Outside of game coverage, the station will simulcast DC101 HD2.

“We’re very excited to have the Capitals on our airwaves,” said Michael Preacher, Region President of iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. and Government Initiatives. “Our listeners will be thrilled to hear hockey’s hottest team on 104.7 FM.”

”It’s a great opportunity for us to not only expands our coverage area in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, but also to partner with one of our region’s most respected media companies. I’m very happy for our fans that our game day coverage will be on the FM dial in Washington on 104.7 FM,” said John Walton, Senior Director of Broadcasting, Washington Capitals, Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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