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Royals and Rumba 1340 Join Forces to Bring Full Broadcast Coverage to iHeartRadio Digital Stream

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Royals and Rumba 1340 Join Forces to Bring Full Broadcast Coverage to iHeartRadio Digital Stream

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, and Rumba 1340 today jointly announced that complete coverage of the Royals’ sixteenth season of ‘Hometown Hockey’ will be heard on the Rumba 1340 iHeartRadio digital stream.

Fans will be able to follow all Royals’ broadcasts by simply tuning into Rumba 1340 via the free iHeartRadio app or logging onto www.Rumba1340.iheart.com and selecting “Royals Broadcast.” The streaming audio broadcasts, which will include all of the Royals’ 2016-17 regular season and playoff games, as well as the team’s weekly coach’s show, will also be directly linked to the Royals’ website, www.royalshockey.com.

As has been the case over the course of the team’s history, the Royals’ game night broadcasts will kick off with the pre-game warm-up show beginning thirty minutes before the opening face-off and conclude with a post-game wrap up after the completion of the on-ice action.  The streaming audio options will also broadcast the team’s weekly one-hour coach’s show, Royals Radio Recon, on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 pm. Royals’ broadcaster, Mark Thompson, will continue to handle the game action play-by-play and host the weekly coach’s show for the twelfth consecutive year with Pat Richards providing color commentary at home games for his fourteenth season.

“We’re excited to be moving our broadcast presentation to the Rumba 1340 iHeartRadio stream,” stated Royals’ Team President Drew Bell. “We have been seeking for some time to upgrade our ability to allow our fans a full range of options to follow our games, particularly on mobile devices. This partnership with Rumba 1340 gives our fans a free and easy way to listen to our games and coach’s show—wherever they may be—on their phones, tablets, computers, home entertainment devices, game consoles, and automobiles.”

“Rumba 1340 is thrilled to be joining the Royals’ team for this season’s action,” said Dan Lankford, President of the in the Allentown-Harrisburg Region for iHeartMedia. “Our stations are committed to bringing the very best in music and programming to the Greater Reading Region, and we see this partnership with the Royals as an opportunity to extend our involvement in the Reading community. In this regard, we look forward to working with the Royals in a wide variety of community-based activities, as we help fans follow the team on its quest to bring another championship to Reading.”

iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: instant access to thousands of Live Radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations, and on-demand news, talk and entertainment podcasts. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.

About iHeartMedia Reading:

iHeartMedia Reading owns and operates WRFY-FM, WRAW-AM and is a part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 900 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.  The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Season Sixteen of “Hometown Hockey” kicks off for the Royals on Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm when the Elmira Jackals visit Santander Arena. Season Tickets and single game tickets for the 2016-17 Reading Royals ECHL season are currently available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.

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