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Florida Panthers remain with WQAM 560-AM

Shawn Thornton, center, models the Florida Panthers’ new uniforms at BB&T Center in Sunrise. Thornton is flanked by Vincent Trocheck (left) and Steven Kampfer.
Shawn Thornton, center, models the Florida Panthers’ new uniforms at BB&T Center in Sunrise. Thornton is flanked by Vincent Trocheck (left) and Steven Kampfer. cjuste@miamiherald.com

The Florida Panthers have changed plenty this offseason but one thing will remain the same next year: Their spot on the radio dial.

The Panthers and WQAM-560 announced a multi-year extension Wednesday morning as the Miami sports talk radio station will continue to serve as the flagship of the Panthers’ radio network.

Doug Plagens and Billy Lindsay will return for their second season together behind the mic.

The deal with WQAM includes a 30-minute pregame show, a 15-minute postgame as well as weekly interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel on the station as well as promotion on CBS Radio’s other Miami stations (Power 96 and Kiss Country).

“We are glad that we could expand our relationship beyond game action,” Florida executive chairman Peter Luukko said. “CBS Radio-Miami has already been a strong supporter of Panthers hockey and we look forward to continuing to build on our mutually beneficial partnership.”

The Panthers have had their games broadcast on WQAM for all but three seasons of the franchise’s existence. In 2007, after 18 seasons on 560-AM, the Panthers left for 790 The Ticket.

After three seasons, the Panthers returned to WQAM in 2010.

George Richards: 305-376-4995, @GeorgeRichards

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