Thunderbirds Land on BIG 980AM

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds and the BIG 980 AM radio announced today that the Thunderbirds have landed on the BIG 980 AM radio dial.  The BIG 980 AM plays Winston-Salem’s biggest hits and broadcast in the spirit of WTOB 1380, the area’s top station in the 60’s and 70’s.

The agreement includes broadcasting all 56 home and away games plus a weekly coach’s show during the season. As the broadcast partner of the Thunderbirds, the Big 980 will be involved in our biggest promotional events including Opening Night as well as Fan Appreciation Night.

President and General Manager Scott Brand advised that “A classic iconic hockey team on a classic iconic radio station is a perfect fit.  Besides reaching our base over the airwaves, fans outside the listening area will be able to stream the games via the 980 AM’s website.

A major station announcement will be made tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM including new station details and about the move downtown to their new offices and studios located in the Winston-Salem’s Art District. Team President Scott Brand will be on the air in the Tuesday 11/22/16 at 8:00 AM to discuss more about the agreement and station news.

The Thunderbirds are a new expansion team who will began play in the 2017-18 in the professional hockey league called the Federal Hockey League.  The Thunderbirds will be bringing a full-time broadcaster on board in the spring who will serve as the public relations director, voice of the team and will host the live weekly coaches show. The Thunderbirds plan on broadcasting the coaches show three (3) weeks in studio and one week (1) at a local establishment for a total of six (6) “on the road” shows.

Season tickets, ticket plans and promotional opportunities are available with the Thunderbirds by calling 336.774.GOAL (4625) or by visiting them at