Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Press Release

KEARNEY, Neb. – It will be a breeze to listen to Storm hockey games during the 2013-14 season.

That’s because the Tri-City Storm have renewed their agreement with Platte River Radio and will broadcast all 60 regular season games and any potential playoff games on The Breeze 94.5 FM KLIQ.

This is the second consecutive season that The Breeze will be the primary home for the only United States Hockey League franchise in central Nebraska.

In addition to the radio dial, game audio will also be streamed live on both and, and will be available on mobile devices worldwide through The Breeze app. The app can be downloaded in both the iTunes store and the Google Play Marketplace.

Earlier this year, Platte River Radio launched applications for smartphones and tablets that allow listeners to take their favorite stations with them wherever they go. The Breeze application can be downloaded by searching “The Breeze 94.5” in either store.

“The Storm are proud to continue their association with a family of radio stations that have shown such deep commitment to the local, regional and national sports scene,” said Team President Greg Shea. “We feel The Breeze gives us the signal we need to reach our core fan base that exists throughout the Tri-City area and beyond.”

Storm play-by-play broadcaster Jared Shafran will continue in his current role behind the microphone for all games, home and away. This will be Shafran’s second season with Tri-City.

“The relationship between the Storm organization and Platte River Radio has been perfect for our hockey team,” Shafran said. “It will be a pleasure to continue working with their professional and dedicated individuals.”

Platte River Radio also owns ESPN stations KXPN 1460 AM in Kearney and 1550 AM in Hastings, as well as KKPR 98.9 FM and KHAS 1230 AM. KLIQ's 100,000-watt signal can be heard across central Nebraska in a 100-mile radius from the Tri-Cities.

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