The Thunder Radio Network provides radio play-by-play and coverage of Oklahoma City Thunder games to stations mostly located in the state of Oklahoma.The primary station is WWLS-FM 98.1 "The Sports Animal" in Oklahoma City; many of the affiliate stations also carry other WWLS programs.
The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. The team plays its home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
WWLS-FM is a sports talk radio station licensed to The Village, Oklahoma, serving Metro Oklahoma City, and owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are in Northwest Oklahoma City, and the transmitter is on the Northeast side.
Matt Pinto is the play-by-play announcer on the radio.
|WWLS-FM||98.1 FM||Oklahoma City|
|KKBI||106.1 FM||Broken Bow|
|KADS||1240 AM||Elk City|
|KYAL-AM-FM||1550 AM/97.1 FM||Tulsa/Sapulpa/Muskogee|
|KGND/KITO-FM||1470 AM/96.1 FM||Vinita|
|KSEK||1340 AM||Pittsburg, Kansas|
One station provides coverage of Thunder home games in Spanish: WKY 930 in Oklahoma City. The Thunder broadcasts in Spanish feature play-by-play announcer Eleno Ornelas, also the Spanish-language voice of the Texas Rangers.
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Matt Pinto is the radio voice for the Oklahoma City Thunder for WWLS-FM 98.1, the flagship station for the Thunder Radio Network. He formerly served as the radio play-by-play voice for the Seattle SuperSonics for KTTH-AM 770, the flagship station for the Sonics Radio Network. He was previously named as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers for KSPN-AM on August 24, 2005, and he would work at least 70 games a year, while the regular television announcing team of Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith would work the remaining 12 games on radio only. Previously, he spent eight years doing radio and television coverage for the Dallas Mavericks, the first four exclusively on radio and the other four exclusively for television. While in Dallas, he often referred to players as "water bugs" on plays in which they were driving to the basket. He worked alongside Bob Ortegel during his television career in Dallas.
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