|Tuesday, February 08, 2011 – John Patti|
|The Baltimore Orioles have chosen 1090 AM / WBAL Radio, to be their new radio home. The agreement is a multi-year deal.
“We’re thrilled to have the Orioles on 1090 AM, where they belong, “ says WBAL Radio’s Vice President and General Manager, Ed Kiernan. “This is the extension of a terrific tradition. For 41 of their 57 seasons, WBAL Radio has been the flagship for the Orioles. With our 50,000 watt signal, we can blanket the east coast with our broadcasts. Now, all of the great teams of the American League’s Eastern Division – the Yankees, The Red Sox and the Orioles, will be heard on the AM dial.”
Under the terms of the agreement, WBAL Radio will broadcast 10 Spring Training games, and all 162 regular season games.
The play-by-play team of Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will continue to be paired together for the games.
WBAL Radio will launch a new Orioles “On Deck” show, hosted by Brett Hollander, prior to the games. Hollander will also broadcast his nightly sports program live from Florida for two weeks, in each of the three seasons.
In addition, during the off-season, WBAL Radio will broadcast a weekly “Hot Stove” program.
“Clearly there is a new excitement surrounding the team this year. We’re thrilled to be a part of it, and we’re anxious to get the season rolling,” Kiernan says.
Statement from the Orioles:
ORIOLES RETURN TO 1090 AM WBAL RADIO
The Orioles today announced that they have signed a multi-year deal with 1090 AM WBAL Radio to become the club’s radio flagship station.
The partnership with WBAL Radio marks the 42nd year since Baltimore returned to the major leagues 57 years ago that the station has originated Orioles broadcasts. Orioles games were most recently heard on WBAL Radio in 2006. The station first broadcast O’s games in 1957, the club’s fourth season. “We are excited to reestablish our relationship with WBAL Radio,” said Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader.
“Both the Orioles and WBAL Radio have a long and proud tradition in this region and we are pleased to once again call them our flagship as we look forward to an exciting 2011 season.” WBAL Radio will broadcast all 162 Orioles 2011 regular season games, as well as a selection of spring training contests. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will return to call the action on the Orioles Radio Network.