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MLB On The Radio 2016

2016 MLB Radio 670 The Score WSCR Cubs 890 WLS White Sox As the 2016 baseball season starts today, only two teams will be doing so on new flagship stations.

Both of those are in Chicago where the White Sox left CBS Sports “670 The Score” WSCR for Cumulus News/Talk 890 WLS. That enabled CBS to exercise an option in their deal with the Cubs to move them to WSCR after just one year on News 780 WBBM. The only other team with a status change for their flagship is in Philadelphia where the Phillies will be heard exclusively on CBS’ Sports 94.1 WIP-FM while departing Sister Talk 1210 WPHT after a few years simulcasting on both.

Team Flagships By The Numbers:

Flagships By Band: AM Only: 17 FM Only: 10 AM & FM: 3
Flagships By Owner: CBS: 9 (Cardinals, Cubs, Nationals, Orioles, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Tigers, Yankees), iHeart 8 (Astros, Dodgers, Indians, Marlins, Mets, Rays, Reds, Rockies), Cumulus: 3 (Braves, Giants, White Sox) Entercom: 3 (Athletics, Red Sox, Royals), Bonneville: 2 (Diamondbacks & Mariners), Others: 1
Spanish Flagships: 18
Korean Flagships: 1 (Dodgers)
Teams Co-Owned With Flagship Station: 3 (Angels, Blue Jays, Twins)

While most teams radio networks are generally in their geographic zone, some teams have affiliates that stick out. Some that we noticed were the New York Yankees being heard on Sports “1490 The Jock” KXLQ Indianola IA and the Los Angeles Dodgers on “Lucky 1300” WSTA Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Due to hometown favorite Kolten Wong, Pacific Radio Group Sports “ESPN 850” KHLO Hilo has picked up the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasts for this season.

Station List

Team Flagship Spanish Flagship
Arizona Diamondbacks Bonneville Sports "Arizona Sports 98.7" KMVP-FM Fiesta Radio Regional Mexican "La Mejor 1400" KSUN
Atlanta Braves Dickey Sports "680/93.7 The Fan" WCNN & Cumulus News/Talk "Newsradio 106.7" WYAY
Baltimore Orioles CBS Sports "105.7 The Fan" WJZ-FM
Boston Red Sox Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Costa Eagle Spanish News/Talk 1490 WCEC or News/Talk 1110 WCCM
Chicago Cubs CBS Sports "670 The Score" WSCR
Chicago White Sox Cumulus Talk 890 WLS Univision Spanish News/Talk 1200 WRTO
Cincinnati Reds iHeart News/Talk 700 WLW
Cleveland Indians iHeart News/Talk 1100 WTAM & Rock 100.7 WMMS
Colorado Rockies iHeart News/Talk 850 KOA Amigo Multimedia Spanish News/Talk 1150 KNRV
Detroit Tigers CBS Sports "97.1 The Ticket" WXYT-FM
Houston Astros iHeart Sports "Sportstalk 790" KBME Latino Broadcasting 94.1 K231CN
Kansas City Royals Entercom Sports "610 Sports" KCSP Entercom Regional Mexican 1250 KYYS
Los Angeles Angels Angels "AM 830" KLAA and ESPN "710 ESPN" KSPN Lotus "ESPN Deportes 1330" KWKW
Los Angeles Dodgers iHeart Sports 570 KLAC Univision Spanish News/Talk 1020 KTNQ

Korean: 1540 KMPC
Miami Marlins iHeart Sports "940 The Sports Animal" WINZ Univision Spanish News/Talk 710 WAQI
Milwaukee Brewers Scripps News/Talk 620 WTMJ
Minnesota Twins Northern Lights Alternative "Go 96.3" KTWN-FM Davidson Regional Mexican "La Raza" 1400 KMNV/1470 KMNQ
New York Mets iHeart News/Talk 710 WOR ESPN "ESPN Deportes 1050" WEPN
New York Yankees CBS Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM Univision Spanish News/Talk 1280 WADO
Oakland Athletics Entercom Sports "95.7 The Game" KGMZ Multiculutura Brokered 990 KATD/1010 KIQI (Weekends Only)
Philadelphia Phillies CBS Sports 94.1 WIP-FM Multicultural Brokered 1680 WTTM
Pittsburgh Pirates CBS Sports "93.7 The Fan" KDKA-FM
San Diego Padres BCA Sports "Mighty 1090" XEPRS Uniradio "La Poderosa 860" XEMO
San Francisco Giants Cumulus Sports 680 KNBR KTRB Trust "ESPN Deportes 860" KTRB
Seattle Mariners Bonneville Sports "710 ESPN" KIRO
St. Louis Cardinals CBS News/Talk 1120 KMOX
Tampa Bay Rays iHeart Sports "620 The Sports Animal" WDAE Vision Communications "Genesis 680" WGES or ZGS "La Ley 1550" WAMA
Texas Rangers CBS Sports "105.3 The Fan" KRLD-FM Liberman Spanish Sports "1540 ESPN Deportes" KZMP
Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Sports "Sportsnet 590" CJCL
Washington Nationals CBS Sports "106.7 The Fan" WJFK
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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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