KYKN was the flagship station of the Volcanoes for their 1997 inaugural season and their partnership continued for 11 seasons through 2007. During those seasons the Volcanoes won 4 Northwest League Championships, including back-to-back Championships in 2006 and 2007. To cap an impressive run, the Volcanoes were named National Minor League Team of the Year in 2007 and posted a Northwest League all-time record with a .750 winning percentage going 57-19 on the season.
"We as a staff are dedicated to bringing the Volcanoes back to their glory days. The franchise has a very impressive and storied history and KYKN was our partner for those successful formulative early years. Bringing KYKN back in the fold, is just one of Many moves this off-season to excite and re-energize our terrific fan base," said Graf.
The Agreement is three years running through 2021. "We could not be happier to once again be involved with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes," said KYKN's owner Mike Frith. "In the beginning the Volcanoes were a bit of a gamble - not knowing what the franchise would become. However, after 22 years in the community, they have entrenched the Volcanoes' brand throughout the area and have cemented their legacy with their good works, commitment of time, money, resources and has created overall goodwill throughout the region. These are all attributes that we at KYKN are proud to be associated with," concluded Frith.
Volcanoes' co-owner Jerry Walker added, "We could not be more excited to return to KYKN. Mike and his staff are first-class all the way. This partnership will be a benefit to all involved especially our fans and marketing partners. The meaning of this cannot be overstated. Everyone will know the Volcanoes along with KYKN Are Back!"
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The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes; Discover the Wonder…All Over Again!