The Kings on Monday announced a change in radio stations, moving their flagship outlet to KABC AM-790 from KEIB AM-1150 starting next season. Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will continue to provide commentary on all Kings games, but there will be a partnership between the Cumulus-owned station and the team that includes exclusive events plus digital content available for Kings fans.
The switch was first reported Sunday by the Los Angeles Times.
“We are thrilled to partner with Cumulus and TalkRadio 790 KABC as we announce this agreement,” Luc Robitaille, the Kings’ president of business operations, said in a statement. “They are a strong and viable media and broadcasting brand in our community and they have a great overall reputation as a business and in the radio industry in particular. Our combined efforts will undoubtedly broaden the reach of the Kings with our current fans and in the broader community.
“This new relationship is also another example of how the Kings’ business and brand continues to grow and evolve.”
Kings executive and all-around face of the franchise Luc Robitaille was named Wednesday to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, one of four new members. Robitialle, who joined the Hall in 2009 after a stellar playing career with the Kings, joined Philadelphia Flyers exec Bobby Clarke (enshrined in 1987) and former Montreal Canadiens standout Serge Savard (enshrined in 1986) as the newest members of the selection committee. In addition, Columbus Blue Jackets exec John Davidson was appointed as the committee chairman. Here’s the link: http://www.hhof.com/htmlNewsPromo/news.shtml#NewSelCom
NHL teams had 170 chances to select left wing Luc Robitaille in the 1984 draft. The Kings passed on him eight times before taking him in the ninth round (171st overall), which probably makes Robitaille the greatest late-round pick in league history. He went on to become the all-time leading scorer in NHL history for a left wing. Oh by the way, the Kings’ fourth-round selection in 1984? Tom Glavine, a center whose career path took him in a different. Glavine became an All-Star pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
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It’s for a worthy cause.
One of a limited number of Stanley Cup rings is available for auction through April 22 at CharityBuzz.com, with the proceeds going to two of the Kings’ charitable partners, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and City Year Los Angeles.