Thunderbirds and WTOB Ink Multi-Year Deal

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce a new multi-year deal with WTOB “The Big 980” as a corporate partner and the flagship station of the Thunderbirds Radio Network. Broadcasting out of Winston-Salem on the air at 980 AM and 96.3 FM, WTOB formed the core of the Thunderbirds Radio Network this past season. Carrying all home and road games, in addition to the weekly Coaches Show, WTOB will continue to carry all things Thunderbirds for the next 2 hockey seasons.

President and General Manager of the Thunderbirds Scott Brand on the new deal with WTOB: “It was important to us to get this deal locked up. I know our fans love being able to tune in to WTOB to get all their Thunderbirds information, and being able to bring them all of the games this season has been equally important. WTOB have been a fantastic partner, going above and beyond to help make this inaugural Thunderbirds’ season a success. I know that going forward we can expect more of the same, and we are thrilled to be back working with WTOB.”

Wednesday and Thursday, the 11th and 12th of April, the Thunderbirds will be practicing at the Greensboro Ice House. The practices will be open to the public and will run from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM each morning.

The Thunderbirds have finished the regular season in 3rd place in the FHL, locking in a first round playoff battle against the Watertown Wolves. The series will begin on Friday, April 13th as the higher-seeded Wolves will visit Winston-Salem to take on the Thunderbirds. Tickets are now on sale on Ticketmaster and at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Box Office. Game 1 of the 3-game series will start at 7:35 PM at the Annex, with the doors opening one hour prior. Afterwards, the Thunderbirds will travel north to Watertown for Game 2 of the series. The puck will drop on Saturday the 14th at 7:30 PM from the Watertown Municipal Arena, and you can hear the Honda of Winston-Salem Pre Game Show starting at 7:05 PM EDT on the Thunderbirds Radio Network. If necessary, the deciding Game 3 will be played Sunday the 15th in Watertown, and will be a 4:00 PM puck drop, with the Honda of Winston-Salem Pre Game Show starting at 3:35 PM.

In addition, season tickets for the 2018-2019 regular season will go on sale on Thursday, April 5th. To reserve your seats for Thunderbirds hockey, or for more information, please visit www.carolinathunderbirds.com or call (336) 774-GOAL(4625).