(Sarasota, FL) The Orioles today announced a new multi-year deal naming CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM) the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network. Beginning in 2015, fans will be able to hear all 162 Orioles regular season games, select spring training contests from Sarasota and around Florida plus extensive Orioles programming on 105.7 The Fan and across the seven-state, 34-station Orioles Radio Network.
In addition to expansive game coverage and pre- and post-game shows, the new partnership will bring exclusive Orioles programming to 105.7 The Fan backed by the power of CBS RADIO’s cluster of stations, including Today’s 101.9 (WLIF-FM) and Mix 106.5 (WWMX-FM).
Orioles games will continue to be called by the broadcast team of Joe Angel and Fred Manfra, who return for their 12th season together on Orioles radio coverage.
The Orioles’ radio rights return to 105.7 The Fan, where the station had previously broadcast Orioles games between 2007 and 2010. Currently, 105.7 The Fan is one of the highest rated sports talk radio stations in the United States.
“With a dedicated FM presence, a strong network of local CBS RADIO stations, and an around-the-clock lineup of sports programming, 105.7 The Fan is the ideal flagship home for the Orioles Radio Network,” said Orioles Vice President of Communications and Marketing Greg Bader. “Partnering with the region’s premiere radio destination for sports fans and CBS RADIO’s powerful cluster of stations allows us to effectively reach our diverse fan base on a daily basis and to develop valuable multiplatform marketing opportunities for our sponsors.”
CBS RADIO Baltimore’s Senior Vice President Bob Philips said, “We are thrilled that the Baltimore Orioles are coming home to 105.7 The Fan. This partnership with the Orioles is a great addition to our market leading #1 sports brand and platform in Baltimore.”
“The Orioles thank WBAL Radio for their previous partnership and for the station’s role in documenting Orioles baseball through the years,” Bader concluded.
105.7 The Fan is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS.
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(Sarasota, FL) The Manatee Hurricanes continue their quest for another state title tonight as they travel once again up to the Orlando area to face the Apopka Blue Darters in the Class 8A State Semifinal. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM.
Last week the ‘Canes (12-1) defeated previously undefeated Orlando Dr. Phillips on the road 24-21 on a 39 yard field goal by Nick Null with less than three minutes remaining in the game to advance to tonight’s semifinal.
Apopka (9-4) outscored Jacksonville First Coast 64-48 in a shootout for the right to host Manatee in the final four contest.
The winner will play for the 8A state title next Friday night (December 13) at 7:07 PM in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando against the winner of the Pembroke Pines Flanagan/Miami Columbus game.
WLSS 930 AM will broadcast the game beginning at 7:30 PM. Dave Bristow will call the play-by-play.
Doug Miles Media will provide a video recap of the game posted here at the conclusion of tonight’s game.
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(Sarasota, FL) Five area teams are in action tonight in the second round of the FHSAA playoffs and all five games will be broadcast on either radio or television.
The Manatee Hurricanes host the Vero Beach Indians in Bradenton. The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.
The Venice Indians are home to play the Armwood Hawks. Rich Spedaliere will call the game on WENG 1530 AM/107.5 FM.
The Braden River Pirates will entertain the East Lake Eagles. Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the game on cable television.
Clearwater Central Catholic visits the Cardinal Mooney Cougars in Sarasota. WSRQ 1220 AM/106.9 FM will broadcast the game.
The Charlotte Tarpons travel to Ft. Myers to face the Green Wave. Jeff Briscoe will call the game on WCCF 1580 AM.
Tonight, I’ll be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football second round playoff action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
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