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Caps to Remain With Bonneville

Washington Capitals games will remain on Bonneville's WFED 1500 AM frequency next season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed tonight. The source requested anonymity, because the multi-year deal has not yet been signed.

The Capitals also talked with CBS Radio's new sports talk station 106.7 The Fan, which recently signed a multi-year deal with the Washington Wizards, and with Red Zebra's ESPN 980, the hockey team's former radio home, before reaching an agreement with Bonneville The news was first reported by Jim Williams at the Examiner.

The Caps spent the previous two seasons on 1500, which boasts a strong signal but which also serves as the Nationals' local radio partner. That necessitated creative scheduling with the sports overlapped; the Caps' entire 14-game playoff schedule appeared on WJFK 106.7 this spring, before that station had flipped to sports.

Steve Kolbe will continue to serve as the team's radio play-by-play voice.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 22, 2009; 7:13 PM ET
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This move probably means that the Nationals will move to WJFK-FM for 2010.

P.S. WFED's signal isn't that strong for a 50,000-watter. It's highly directional, meaning it's easier to hear at night in central New Jersey than in northern Montgomery County or most of Prince William.

Posted by: VPaterno | July 22, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I think WFED did a good job for the Caps the past two seasons. Much better pre- and post game shows than WTEM had provided when the Caps were there. And they treated the team and the sports with respect, which WTEM never did. For those who can't get the signal well, the games are streamed over the Caps website and there is always XM radio, which has all the NHL games, including the Caps.

Posted by: poguesmahone | July 23, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Hardball -

The Padres are investing your works tomorrow - While you lot have
a seemingly firm grip on last place,the Friars 3-17 July
record should command respect.

No doubt management is reacting accordingly, firing parking lot
attendants & reorganizing vendor access to the luxury suites, but
these tactics are well known to the Killers from Petco Park.

Seconds will meet at 0500 L to discuss arrangements.


Posted by: Conflatulatus | July 23, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

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