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Swarm Ink Radio Deal With SAM 101.5 FM

01/19/2012, 9:28am CST
By mnswarm.com

The deal marks the first radio broadcast partnership in team history

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Minnesota Swarm announced today that the team has agreed to a broadcast partnership with KFGI SAM 101.5 FM to air live radio coverage of the Swarm’s eight home games in 2012. The deal marks the first radio broadcast partnership in team history. The Swarm enters their eighth season of play in the NLL this year.

SAM 101.5 serves the Brainerd Lakes area and can be heard in 18 counties in Central Minnesota. In addition, fans can listen to all eight broadcasts for free on the Internet by visiting Network1Sports.com. A link to the streaming broadcast will also be posted on SAM 101.5’s Facebook page prior to gamedays. Tom Martin and Dan Krogh will comprise the broadcast team.

“This is a very exciting day for the Minnesota Swarm and our fan base,” said Andy Arlotta, Co-Owner and Vice President for the Minnesota Swarm. “This partnership with SAM 101.5 gives us more visibility and puts us out in areas that we haven’t necessarily been before. We were thrilled when SAM 101.5 approached us in regards to broadcasting Swarm games this season and it goes to show that we have an exciting, entertaining product that people want to share in their communities. We’re looking forward to creating new fans and getting people out to our games to show them what Swarm lacrosse is all about.”

As part of the radio agreement, SAM 101.5 will also feature a Swarm guest every Monday morning at 9 a.m. to talk Swarm lacrosse and preview upcoming games.

"We here at KFGI SAM 101.5 are very excited to have the opportunity to bring the listeners and fans of Minnesota Swarm lacrosse coverage of the upcoming 2012 season,” said Dan Krogh, Sports/News Director for SAM 101.5 Radio. “We believe this partnership will benefit both sides. The whole staff here has been very excited about lacrosse ever since we attended our first Swarm game last season, and we are looking forward to being able to bring the excitement of the home season to the listeners in the Brainerd Lakes area on SAM 101.5!"

2012 Swarm Home Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Saturday, Jan. 28 Buffalo Bandits 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10 Edmonton Rush 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 Rochester Knighthawks 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 Colorado Mammoth 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 Calgary Roughnecks 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 Washington Stealth 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 Philadelphia Wings 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 Colorado Mammoth 6:30 p.m.

101.5 SAM FM Coverage Map

SAM 101.5 FM Coverage Map

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