The Portland Winterhawks are breaking new ground by launching a dedicated online network that will host all live game broadcasts for this season at winterhawks.com using an audio player powered by live365.com.
Along with the games, the Winterhawks will use the online network to broadcast team-related content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fans can find the station by visiting winterhawks.com and clicking the “Listen Live” link at the top of the page. In addition to the online network, all 23 of the team’s Friday night games will be aired on Freedom 970 AM.
How to Listen:
On your computer: Click here for the Winterhawks.com Radio Network online player
- Go to the app store or marketplace on your mobile device.
- Search for “live365” and download the FREE app
- Once the app is loaded on your device, open it up and find the “search” feature.
- Enter “winterhawks” in the search bar.
- Tap the Winterhawks station to begin listening.
- In some cases you may need to restart your device before the app is fully functional.
On your iPhone or iPad: Click here for a short instructional video (YouTube)
On you Android phone: Click here for a short instructional video (YouTube)
Coming soon: The Winterhawks.com Radio Network mobile app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry
Among the content on the team’s network will be podcasts, roundtable discussions, interviews with players and coaches, replays of recent and classic games, and much more. Live365.com includes apps that allow listeners to tune in on their smartphones in case they aren’t near a computer.
Already the team has used the system to broadcast preseason games, the Neely Cup finals and roundtable discussions. With this new network, legendary broadcaster Dean “Scooter” Vrooman will be taking an increased role with the organization helping provide content.
“Having our own dedicated online network will be exciting for Winterhawks fans who want more team content along with games. With the technology advancing all the time, and a greater demand for content, this system will be a perfect fit for our fans,” said Portland Winterhawks President Doug Piper. “We’re also happy to be back with Alpha Broadcasting on Friday nights. They have been a great partner over the last two seasons and we’re excited we can continue to work with them.”
In addition, the Winterhawks are also announcing that Todd Vrooman and Andy Kemper are switching roles on the broadcasts, with Vrooman taking over play-by-play duties for all broadcasts home and away, while Kemper will be the analyst for all home games and select road games. Vrooman has also been hired by the Winterhawks full-time as the broadcast communications manager, responsible for all content that will appear on the team’s live365.com station.
“Andy expressed to us a desire to spend less time on the road in order to be home with his family more often during the season, a request we are happy to accommodate,” said Piper. “Todd has done a tremendous job as analyst for the past two seasons, and we know he will do a great job with play-by-play, as well as providing unique, entertaining content on our online network.”
Fans who enjoy bringing their radios to games can still listen to FM transmissions in the arena: 98.1 FM in the Rose Garden and 96.5 FM in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Five-game ticket plans are now available and start at just $60 per person and include five free gifts. Group rates start at 10 people ($16.50 per person) and every ticket includes a free Winterhawks hat. Call 503-236-HAWK or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today to guarantee the best locations. Opening night is Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rose Garden.