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San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks mascot S.J. Sharkie celebrates their 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in their NHL match at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

San Jose Sharks Leave KFOX, Launch Sharks Audio Network

The Sharks Audio Network will carry all regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games. It will also have new team-based talk programming and replays of classic games.

The San Jose Sharks 20-year run of being heard on the classic rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX – has come to an end. San Jose now joins the list of professional teams that have gone to streaming only with the introduction of the Sharks Audio Network.

The Sharks Audio Network will carry all regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games. It will also have new team-based talk programming and replays of classic games.

The technology and delivery systems are new. What fans will hear is familiar though. Dan Rusanowsky returns for his 30th season as the play-by-play voice of the team.

“This certainly was not a situation where we were dissatisfied with K-Fox. They’ve been a great partner to us,” Sharks VP of Communications Scott Emmert said. “But the reality is even the strongest signals have their limitations. There’s only so many 50,000-watt flame throwers out there.”

KUFX’s signal does not reach parts of the East Bay, including central Contra Costa County.

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