Thunder Radio Network

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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. [1] The primary station is WWLS-FM 98.1 "The Sports Animal" in Oklahoma City; many of the affiliate stations also carry other WWLS programs.

Oklahoma City Thunder Professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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WWLS-FM

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Matt Pinto is the play-by-play announcer on the radio.

Affiliates

Callsign Frequency Location
WWLS-FM 98.1 FM Oklahoma City
KWPN 640 AM
KJCM 100.3 FM Snyder/Altus/Hobart
KVSO 1240 AM Ardmore
KKBI 106.1 FM Broken Bow
KPGM 1500 AM Pawhuska/Bartlesville
K256CP 99.1 FM
KADS 1240 AM Elk City
KCRC 1390 AM Enid
KGYN 1210 AM Guymon
KXCA 1050 AM Lawton
KMCO 101.3 FM McAlester
KYAL-AM-FM 1550 AM/97.1 FM Tulsa/Sapulpa/Muskogee
KGND/KITO-FM 1470 AM/96.1 FM Vinita
KSIW 1450 AM Woodward

Outside of Oklahoma

Callsign Frequency Location
KSEK 1340 AM Pittsburg, Kansas

Spanish-language

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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References

  1. "Thunder Radio Network". Oklahoma City Thunder. Retrieved 4 July 2017.