Timberwolves Strike Deal with iHeartRadio, Return to 100.3 KFAN Part-Time

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The Minnesota Timberwolves were the first professional sports franchise to ink a radio deal with then AM radio station, KFAN. That partnership lasted two decades, before the two sides went their separate ways in 2011.

Minnesota Timberwolves return to 100.3 KFAN (sometimes)

But Chris Finch sat down with legendary KFAN drivetime host and former Star Tribune columnist, Dan Barreiro, to announce a new partnership between iHeartRadio, which owns KFAN 100.3, and the Wolves.

It includes a 24/7 Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx streaming channel on the iHeart Radio app, that will live stream both teams’ games, along with new, regular content and game replays of all magnitude. KFAN already has a radio contract in place with the Minnesota Wild so not all Wolves games will be broadcast on 100.3.

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Others will be broadcast on KFAN+ and some will be stream-only, via the Timberwolves app OR the Timberwolves channel on the iHeartRadio App. In other words, if you regularly listen to the Wolves radio broadcast, you need to download the (free) iHeartRadio app or the (free) Timberwolves app OR risk not being able to listen to every single game.

Here are more details from the MInnesota Timberwolves / iHeartMedia joint press release:

Key Elements of the Deal: 

  • A 24/7/365 Minnesota Timberwolves content channel streaming on the iHeartRadio app 
  • Live game broadcasts available on three platforms (1. Timberwolves app 2. iHeartRadio app 3. KFAN 100.3) delivering increased accessibility and convenience. Select games to be broadcast on Minneapolis’ sports radio leader and new flagship station KFAN 100.3 
  • Timberwolves postgame show on KFAN 100.3 for select matchups 
  • In-season, weekly appearances by Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch with Paul Allen on KFAN 
  • In-season, monthly appearances by Timberwolves Front Office executives with Dan Barreiro on KFAN, including Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly 
  • Lynx Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Cheryl Reeve will have a regular presence on a variety of KFAN 100.3’s programming 
  • Regular appearances from Timberwolves and Lynx players on iHeartRadio Minneapolis’ portfolio of nine stations 
  • Marney Gellner to provide Timberwolves and Lynx analysis twice a week on KFAN 100.3’s The Power Trip Morning Show  
  • Live studio show broadcasts on location from the Target Center Skyway Studio 
  • Special programming such as an annual NBA Draft show and post-NBA Draft show on KFAN 100.3 
  • Timberwolves & Lynx Ticket Giveaways across iHeartRadio’s Minneapolis portfolio of nine stations 

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