Carolina Panthers partner with The FOX WRFX radio for games

The Carolina Panthers play at Bank of America Stadium listening to the song Lift Every Voice and Sing on September 13, 2020 hosting the Las Vegas Raiders in NFL action with no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

The Carolina Panthers have a new radio partner.

The team announced a new multi-year partnership with iHeart Media Charlotte, making 99.7 The Fox (WRFX) the new flagship radio station for the Carolina Panthers Radio Network and the home for Panthers radio broadcasts in Charlotte.

Before their new agreement, the Panthers were partnered with WBT.

“The Fox is one of the highest-rated stations in the Charlotte-metro area and its powerful FM signal along with iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app gives us an opportunity to reach more of our fans than ever before,” Jake Burns, chief commercial officer for the Carolina Panthers, said in a statement. “iHeartMedia is known for its ability to enhance experiences and we can’t wait to share more about the unique ways that our fans will benefit from this new partnership.”

The station will carry all of the Panthers’ games, the pregame and postgame shows, and the team’s weekly coach’s show.

The Carolina Panthers spent 22 seasons on WBT, including the last 17. They had brief stint with WRFX from 2000-04.

Jonathan M. Alexander is a native of Charlotte. He began covering the Carolina Panthers for the Observer in July 2020 after working at the N&O for seven years, where he covered a variety of beats, including UNC basketball and football, Duke basketball, recruiting, K-12 schools, public safety and town government.
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