INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel announced a new broadcast agreement with ESPN 107.5/1070 The Fan for the 2017-18 season. All 74 regular season games, as well as preseason games, will be streamed live on 1070TheFan.com, with veteran broadcaster Terry Ficorelli providing the play-by-play for all broadcasts.
The Indy Fuel Live radio show will be making a return as well, that will be carried over the air on 107.5 FM and 1070 AM starting in October. The Indy Fuel Live show was a fan favorite that didn’t make a return last season after Tom Callahan hosted the show in 2015-16. Ficorelli will host Head Coach Bernie John as well as other coaches and Fuel players in front of a live audience.
“The Indy Fuel are extremely excited for the opportunity to be part of 1070 The Fan’s lineup for the upcoming season,” said Fuel CEO Sean Hallett in the team release. “As an organization, we always strive to make it simple for our passionate fans to follow their favorite team from wherever they are, and we are confident that the great team at Emmis Communications can help us achieve that goal.”
Fuel games will also be streamed to ECHL.TV this season as well. Switching from CBS 1430 to ESPN 1070 is a big move for the Fuel and a move to a much more popular and well-known station. 107.5/1070 The Fan is one of the more popular radio stations throughout Indianapolis. Having Fuel news and broadcasts on the radio station will allow Indy to make a bigger impression on the Indy sports scene.
“As the premiere sports station in Indianapolis, we are thrilled to partner with the Indy Fuel on this new broadcasting venture,” 107.5 / 1070 The Fan Program Director Jeff Rickard explained in the release. “The Fuel provide an exciting fast-paced brand of sport that we want to help get further into the marketplace. We are excited to be offering their broadcasts on our live stream and the coach’s show over our airwaves.”