Seattle Sports 710AM and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM will remain the flagship radio broadcast partners of the Seahawks after the team and Bonneville Seattle signed a contract extension.
Since the Seahawks' inaugural season in 1976, KIRO has been home to the team's radio broadcast.
And that partnership that is now in its sixth decade will continue moving forward, with the Seahawks and Bonneville Seattle Media Group signing a multi-year extension, news that was announced on Seattle Sports 710AM by Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
"It's been an awesome partnership over the years," Schneider said while on with Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton. "I've been on the radio a lot here over the last 14 years. Just to see you guys out there at camp and everything, listening on the way in to work with Brock and Salk. It's a cool deal. It's an awesome relationship."
With an extension done, Seattle Sports and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM will continue to broadcast all Seahawks games, including pregame, play-by-play and postgame coverage. Radio coverage will also remain on Seattle Sports, KIRO Newsradio and Seahawks mobile apps for out-of-market listeners. The partnership also includes special programming, joint community service projects and exclusive web content.
"We are thrilled to continue our incredible, long-standing relationship with Seattle Sports 710AM and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM as our official flagship radio broadcast partners," said Seahawks president Chuck Arnold said. "Since our inception in 1976, the 12s have enjoyed the most exciting moments in Seahawks history on the radio with Bonneville Seattle. Together, we are proud to continue to grow and expand our offerings to bring the best, most exclusive Seahawks programming to our fans in the region for years to come."
Said Cathy Cangiano, senior vice president and market manager for Bonneville Seattle, "For nearly 50 years, the Seahawks and KIRO have shared a unique partnership and today we are honored and excited to once again extend our commitment to broadcast the Seahawks throughout the Pacific Northwest. Working together for so many years makes collaboration and innovation a natural part of what we do together. That spirit is present in the broadcast booth, in our respective front offices and especially in our community, where we seek to entertain and serve the 12s. Once again, we look forward to broadcasting the excitement of Seahawks football."