Originally posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
With Talk 106.7 being sold to a Christian broadcaster, Cumulus Media has agreed to move Atlanta Braves radio broadcasts to Rock 100.5.
The Braves had previously been on Rock 100.5 before it was moved to 106.7 a few years ago.
“Cumulus has been a great partner for the Braves radio network over the years and we are looking forward to having our games back on Rock 100.5,” said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves President and CEO in a press release. “Rock 100.5 gives us a fantastic opportunity to bring the excitement of this young Braves baseball team to Atlanta’s favorite rock station.”
AM 680 and FM 93.7/The Fan remains the primary home for the Braves on the radio. What Rock 100.5 will air will effectively be a simulcast.
But the 93.7 is more limited than the 100.5 signal, which covers far more of metro Atlanta. The 100.5’s 13,500 signal (WNNX-FM) isn’t as strong as 106.7’s 77,000-watt signal but will do the trick for most listeners in the area.
The announcement comes the day before Opening Day Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Simpson and Jim Powell will be at the mic.
For TV viewers, 154 of the games will appear on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast.
Eight games are scheduled for national broadcast: Sunday, March 31 at Philadelphia (ESPN); Sunday, April 14 vs New York Mets (ESPN); Sunday, April 21 at Cleveland (ESPN); Saturday, May 18 vs Milwaukee (FOX); Saturday, May 25 at St. Louis (FOX); Sunday, May 26 at St. Louis (ESPN2); Saturday, June 22 at Washington (FOX); Sunday, June 30 at New York Mets (ESPN).
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