BOB FM returns for 14th consecutive season as the radio home of Minnesota Lynx basketball
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL –The four-time WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx announced the hiring of Sloane Martin as the team’s radio play-by-play broadcaster.
“I am beyond excited to take on this role and I can’t wait to connect with Lynx fans in a new way,” said Martin. “I am proud to join an organization that values promoting women’s basketball and the stories of these athletes as much as I do.”
Martin, a Los Angeles native, becomes the first female radio play-by-play broadcaster for a professional team in the Twin Cities. She originally covered the Lynx as a beat writer for The Athletic during the 2018 season. Martin joined WCCO Radio as a reporter and anchor in 2016. She will continue her role with WCCO Radio, covering a wide range of topics.
Martin has served as KSTC’s play-by-play broadcaster for the Prep Bowl and girls hockey state tournament for more than two years. She has been a pioneer in her field, becoming the first woman to be a voice of the Minnesota boys state hockey tournament in its 75-year history. For the 2018-19 college basketball season, Martin began a new venture with the Big Ten Network, serving as a play-by-play broadcaster for women’s basketball games.
In 2011, Martin graduated from St. John Fisher College (Rochester, N.Y.) with a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation, she became the full-time radio broadcaster for the University at Buffalo’s women’s basketball program. She led the broadcast during the Bulls’ first-ever Mid-American Conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2016.
Martin currently resides in Richfield, Minn. with her husband, Matthew and dog, Norah.
The team also announced that 106.1 BOB FM will return as the team’s flagship station for the 14th consecutive season and broadcast all 34 regular season games and potential postseason games. The Lynx and BOB FM partnership stands as the only home and road radio broadcast in the WNBA. For the second-straight season, the station will broadcast a 20-minute pregame show, featuring studio host Cal Soderquist. In addition, the games can be heard on the Lynx Radio Network, distributed through Learfield Communications, which includes radio stations throughout the Upper Midwest.