Isles Radio Program Gets League-Low Ratings, Could See Change Next Year

Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:

For the last few years the Islanders have been broadcast on WHRU, Hofstra University with long-time play-by-play man Chris King hosting alongside student color commentators. Arbitron recently released a report on NHL radio ratings and the Islanders’ station ranked at the very bottom. From FMQB via Islandermania:
The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks had the largest cume among Persons 6+, with 129,800. The New York Islanders were ranked last with just 2,000. The Pittsburgh Penguins had the largest average share among Men 25-54 with a 33.3 share, far and away beyond the second ranked St. Louis Blues, with a 12.6 share. The Islanders again were ranked last with just a 0.1.

When the Islanders move to Barclays, there appear to be plans to change up the radio station. Recently on Twitter, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark responded to a question about whether he would try to get the Islanders on a “major” radio situation with a simple “yes.”

With the Barclays taking over the Islanders business operations, we might see this happen sooner rather than later. A source with knowledge of the situation said that a change to the Islanders radio deal is imminent and could happen as early as next season.