That’s right folks, turn you’re dials from WDAE and tune into the new 98.7 FM The Fan, a new CBS radio station dedicated to local Tampa Bay Sports teams! Not only will The Fan be broadcasting USF sports and professional Tampa Bay teams games but also providing a variety of talk shows with some real talent like Rich Herrera (ex-Rays radio host) and the return of the Fabulous Sports Babe to airways across the area.
But wait Bolts fans, it got even better when Lightning Alumni Chris “Dinger” Dingman joined the roster for a morning show with Kirk McEwen. For those who don’t recall, Dingman was on the unforgettable Bolts Stanley Cup team of 2004. You’ve probably seen him on the Fox SunSports airings of Lightning games where he is a member of the broadcast team. He’s lived in the Tampa Bay area for the last 10 years since he was traded to TBL in 2002 although he originated from Alberta, Canada. He won his first Stanley cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and upheld an active playing career that span from the National Hockey League draft of 1994 to his “retirement” in 2009 (but one look at Dave Andreychuk, we know hockey players never really retire).
For those of you (all of you) who are looking forward to tuning into Dinger and McEwen you can also listen online at the link attached below. The station became available and ready for sports action August 1st, I for one will have my eyes and ears open for all the upcoming NHL juice, after all I don’t reckon their hockey coverage can really be judged until the seasons in full swing. So just remember on that next long drive to the rink there’s a new kid on the team when it comes to sports radio, and that kids got the thunder.
Listen on the radio or here: