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Carolina Hurricanes Announcers For TV and Radio Broadcast

By Dipak BK / 3 November 2023 02:45 AM

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Carolina Hurricane announcers are Mike Maniscalco and Tripp Tracy. Maniscalco will be handling the play-by-play duties for the eighth season for the team.

Former Canes Right Winger, Shane Wills appears as the color commentator on occasions alongside Maniscalco and primarily appears as the analyst on the Canes flagship show Hurricanes LIVE hosted by Hannah Yates.

Willis has been a TV analyst for the Canes for over a decade and in addition to his TV appearances serves as the Director of Youth Hockey and Community Outreach for the Canes. 

The regional television rights for the Carolina Hurricanes are owned by Bally Sports South which broadcasts most of the Canes' games except select nationally televised games broadcast exclusively on TNT or ESPN+/ HULU.

Mike and Tripp have been doing the Radio team for the Canes in addition to their television duties since the 2020/21 season. 

Carolina Hurricanes Commentators 2023-24

Carolina Hurricanes Commentators are Tripp Tracy and Shane Willis with Tracy as the lead commentator appearing side by side with Canes PBP voice Mike Maniscalco. 

Tripp Tracy has been with the Hurricanes for the last 25 seasons and in addition to appearing on Bally Sports South as the lead color commentator, Tracy has also covered playoff games for the NBCSN during the 2014 playoffs. 

The 49-year-old enjoyed a brief stint as a professional player before retiring from hockey and beginning his career as an announcer. Tracy played as a goalie for Harvard University during which he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1993.

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He has played for the Springfield Falcons & the Beast of New Haven of the AHL and the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL in his professional career that spanned from 1996-1998. He retired from hockey in 1998 and worked for CNN for a short period before joining the Hurricanes in the 1998/99 season. 

Shane Willis has been with the Canes organization since 2011 as the Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator.

He currently serves as the Director of Youth Hockey and Community Outreach for the Canes in addition to making TV appearances primarily as an analyst alongside the show "Hurricanes LIVE" hosted by Hannah Yates. 

The Canadian former Winger was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1995 as the 56th overall pick but he re-entered the draft after the Lightning and Willis failed to agree to his contract. In his second go at the draft Willis was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes as the 88th overall pick in 1997.

In his rookie season in the AHL Willis won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award given to the top rookie in the the AHL. 

Willis has played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes in his professional playing career which spans from 1998 to 2009. 

Hurricanes Broadcast Team Members

Hurricanes Broadcast Team Members are Mike Maniscalco(PBP), Tripp Tracy, Shane Willis, and Hanna Yates. Yates serves as the host of Hurricanes LIVE. 

Maniscalco is in his fourth season calling the play-by-play for the Canes. He joined the Carolina Hurricanes in 2016 and served as the Pregame and web host for the team until January 2021. 

The Emmy winner has been with the Canes broadcast team for the last seven seasons and is currently in his eighth with the team.

Before he joined the Canes in 2016, Maniscalco worked for the Capitol Broadcasting Company for eight years, where he covered the Canes as the radio analyst and the pregame and post-game host for the Canes radio broadcasts. 

His broadcasting career includes 6 years of experience as the Afternoon Drive Host for WRNL-Richmond, four years as the on-air host and assistant production director for Entercom, and one year as the weekend producer for Granite Broadcasting. 

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Hanna Yates serves as the pregame and post-game host for the Hurricanes LIVE on Bally Sports South. She primarily serves as the television reporter on the Canes broadcast team and is currently in her second season.

Yates graduated with a degree in Broadcast TV Journalism from the University of Missouri with an emphasis on sports. Before joining the Canes booth in 2022, she worked for KSDK, covering the St. Louis Blues since 2019. 

Before she left to join Bally Sports in 2022, Yates worked as the co-host of  "The Can Janssen Show" with Cam Janssen the former NHL player. The show aired Monday to Friday on KFNS 590 THE FAN.

Where To Watch Carolina Hurricanes?

Bally Sports South is the Carolina Hurricanes TV Channel which airs games that are not televised nationally.

It is the regional broadcasting rights holder for the Carolina Hurricanes and its coverage area includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  

In addition to the Canes, the regional network also covers the Nashville Predators, MLB's Atlanta Braves, and the NBA's  Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, and Memphis Grizzlies. 

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BSSO can be found on channel number 646 on DIRECTV and 1250 for Comcast Xfinity keep in mind that the channel number might be different for your zip code. Spectrum TV customers can find BSSO on channel numbers 722, 811, and 810. 

Most of the Carolina Hurricanes games are carried by Bally Sports South except games that are televised nationally. Here is the list of the upcoming games slated to be televised nationally and where to find them as the rest of the games can be found on BSSO.

  • Wednesday, November 15 vs. Philadelphia - TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, November 28 @ Philadelphia - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, November 30 vs. New York Islanders - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, December 6 @ Edmonton - TNT - 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, December 14 @ Detroit - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, December 15 vs. Nashville - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, January 24 @ Boston - TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, January 25 vs. New Jersey - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, February 29 @ Columbus - ESPN+, Hulu - 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 19 @ New York Islanders - ESPN \or \ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 28 vs. Detroit - ESPN+, Hulu - 7:30 p.m. ET

Carolina Hurricanes Radio Station List

Carolina Hurricanes Radio Stations are 99.9 The Fan, ESPN Greenville, Buzz Sports Radio, ESPN New Bern, and 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte.

99.9 The Fan on WCMC-FM is the team's flagship radio station which airs Canes games and at times on Buzz Sports Radio which is the sister network of WCMC. The network which is based out of Raleigh, North Carolina has been the flagship station for the Carolina Hurricanes since 2007. 


The Canes games are a simulcast of Bally Sports South on WCMC and before the decision to simulcast the Canes games was made Chris Kalton served as the team's play-by-play voice(1979-2018). They became affiliated with ESPN in 2008.

Below is the list of Radio Stations where you can hear Carolina Hurricanes Games live:

  • 99.9 The Fan 
  • Buzz Sports Radio 
  • 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte
  • ESPN New Bern (107.5 FM / 1490 AM)
  • ESPN Greenville (107.5 FM / 1570 AM)
  • SiriusXM

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