Indians reach new five-year deal with Clear Channel
Today the Cleveland Indians have announced that they have a new five-year agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland for WTAM 1100 AM to remain the “Flagship Home of the Cleveland Indians” through 2017. The deal also includes WMMS 100.7 FM as they will become the “FM home of the Indians” with at least 144 simulcast broadcasts.
As part of the new agreement, WTAM 1100 AM will air all regular season games and WMMS 100.7 FM will simulcast the majority of Cleveland Indians games. In addition, 15 spring training games will be broadcasted live and distributed across the entire Indians Radio Network, which consists of 26 stations across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
“The Cleveland Indians are proud and excited to continue our 15-year partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment,” said Cleveland Indians President Mark Shaprio in a prepared statement. “We are fortunate that this partnership continues our consistent broadcast on WTAM while expanding our radio presence to a new FM audience through WMMS.”
“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the Cleveland Indians,” said Gary Mincer, Market President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland. “Our partnership with the Indians allows fans from all over the region to follow Indians baseball. Go Tribe!”
In addition to the new broadcast deal, the Cleveland Indians have reached a multi-year deal with Jim Rosenhaus to continue partnering with “Voice of the Indians” Tom Hamilton in the Indians radio booth. The 2013 season will mark as the seventh season Rosenhaus has been a part of the broadcast team, though only his second as a full time part of the on-air staff.
Rosenhaus has spent the past six seasons as the host of Indians Warm Up on the Indians Radio Network and performed engineer/producer duties from 2007-2011. Rosenhaus joined the Indians prior to the 2007 season after spending 11 years as the play-by-play voice of the Indians AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. He started his professional baseball broadcasting career with the Indians Single-A affiliate in Kinston, NC.
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