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Shock VPI Radio Network on the air in 2015

Tuesday February 24, 2015

 VPI Home Solutions radio partner of all 2015 Shock broadcasts

SPOKANE, Wash. (February 24, 2015) – The Spokane Shock announced today the debut of the Shock VPI Radio Network as your home for Shock game broadcasts and coaches show on 700-AM ESPN Radio during the 2015 Arena Football League season.

VPI Home Solutions is a local home improvement company that has been making its own high performance windows in Spokane for over 20 years. It is VPI Home Solutions ninth year of sponsoring Deaf Valley, Home of the 9th Man, and their locally made windows are the official window of the Shock.

The Shock VPI Radio Network will broadcast all eighteen of the Shock’s 2015 AFL regular season match ups on 700-AM ESPN. For all nine road and home games, radio coverage will begin thirty minutes prior to kick off with post game analysis following.

The Shock’s 2015 AFL regular season will officially kick off on Saturday, March 28, 2015 against the ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers in Phoenix, Arizona. Tune in to the Shock VPI Radio Network on 700-AM ESPN at 5:30 p.m. PT for
full coverage.

The Shock coaches show will air weekly during the season on the Shock VPI Radio Network, featuring all-encompassing coverage of the most current news and analysis. Tune in each week with head coach Andy Olson, players and special guests on 700-AM ESPN or view the show live at The Bar at Pizza Pipeline located at 1403 N. Division Street in Spokane.

The first edition of the 2015 Shock coaches show on the Shock VPI Radio Network is set for Monday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. PT. All ages are welcome.

“We had heard talk of the possibility of limited radio coverage of the Shock games for the upcoming season”, said President of VPI Home Solutions, Ken Modica. “We are glad to step up and provide our community continued radio coverage of all the games, because we believe in the importance of the games being broadcast to ALL fans, whether they’re in their home, car, or in-Arena as part of VPI’s Deaf Valley, Home of the 9th Man. We were also excited to hear of the Shock’s commitment to keep the team in Spokane, and had no problem stepping up and partnering with them for the new Shock VPI Radio Network.”

Larry Weir will return as the voice of Shock arena football in 2015 and lead the call on all game broadcasts and coach’s shows. Weir was recently selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the 2014 Sportscaster of the Year for the state of Washington.

Weir has been the radio play-by-play voice of Eastern Washington University since 1991. The conclusion of the 2014-2015 collegiate seasons will mark Weir’s 24th as the voice of the Eagles in football and 22nd in men’s basketball. Beyond the in-game call, Larry’s experience extends to EWU football and men’s basketball coaches’ shows on 700-AM ESPN, production, advertising, minor league baseball, and the master of ceremonies for EWU events.

Home games will also feature Keith Osso from 700-AM ESPN assisting as the color commentator, along with appearances by special guests including former Shock players, community partners, and individuals that have been involved with the team over the course of the ten electrifying seasons. The full schedule for guest appearances will be announced at a later date.

“The Shock are grateful to have such a great supporting partner who shares the excitement of arena football in Spokane,” said Shock director of operations Ryan Eucker. “VPI Home Solutions has been a great partner of the Shock for the past nine seasons and we’re excited to kick off the Shock VPI Radio Network with Larry Weir on 700-AM ESPN in 2015.”

To view the Shock’s 2015 schedule (PDF), click here.


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ABOUT THE SPOKANE SHOCK
The Spokane Shock is a professional arena football team of the Arena Football League from Spokane, Washington, USA. They play their home games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Shock played their first four seasons in the former af2, winning division titles in all four seasons and ArenaCups in 2006 and 2009 before joining the AFL and winning ArenaBowl XXIII in their first season. The Shock will kick off their 10th Anniversary Season in 2015. Tickets and Sponsorships are available. For more information visit our website at spokaneshock.com or call 509-242-7462. You can also follow the Shock on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube.