Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Housecleaning

With the development camp over and arbitration still around the corner, the Capitals did a bit of odds and ends this week, apparently picking its new radio home as well as deciding to extend its affiliation with South Carolina.

First of all, the Capitals reportedly are going to be broadcast on WFED (formerly WTOP) 1500 AM, per the Examiner. With WJFK changing to an all-sports format this week and signing the Wizards, there was a question if the Caps would go to 106.7 or stay with Dan Snyder-owned 980 AM, but Washington selected to remain with WFED.

The Nationals are still up for grabs, but having the Wizards and Capitals on different stations makes sense, since there certainly would be a number of conflicts between the NHL and NBA schedules, and it's easier to have a consistent station to catch the games, particularly with interest in the Caps at an all-time high.

The other item of note is the Capitals extended their affiliation with the South Carolina Stingrays for the 2009-10 season. The Stingrays won the Kelly Cup last season, meaning both of Washington's affiliates took the hardware in their respective leagues.

South Carolina has been Washington's affiliate since 2004-05, and has produced seven players who have played for the Capitals.

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