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

TeamFlagshipSpanish Flagship
Arizona DiamondbacksBonneville Sports "Arizona Sports 98.7" KMVP-FMFiesta Radio Regional Mexican "La Mejor 1400" KSUN
Atlanta BravesDickey Sports "680/93.7 The Fan" WCNN & Cumulus News/Talk "Newsradio 106.7" WYAY
Baltimore OriolesCBS Sports "105.7 The Fan" WJZ-FM
Boston Red SoxEntercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FMCosta Eagle Spanish News/Talk 1490 WCEC or News/Talk 1110 WCCM
Chicago CubsCBS Sports "670 The Score" WSCR
Chicago White SoxCumulus Talk 890 WLSUnivision Spanish News/Talk 1200 WRTO
Cincinnati RedsiHeart News/Talk 700 WLW
Cleveland IndiansiHeart News/Talk 1100 WTAM & Rock 100.7 WMMS
Colorado RockiesiHeart News/Talk 850 KOAAmigo Multimedia Spanish News/Talk 1150 KNRV
Detroit TigersCBS Sports "97.1 The Ticket" WXYT-FM
Houston AstrosiHeart Sports "Sportstalk 790" KBMELatino Broadcasting 94.1 K231CN
Kansas City RoyalsEntercom Sports "610 Sports" KCSPEntercom Regional Mexican 1250 KYYS
Los Angeles AngelsAngels "AM 830" KLAA and ESPN "710 ESPN" KSPNLotus "ESPN Deportes 1330" KWKW
Los Angeles DodgersiHeart Sports 570 KLACUnivision Spanish News/Talk 1020 KTNQ

Korean: 1540 KMPC
Miami MarlinsiHeart Sports "940 The Sports Animal" WINZUnivision Spanish News/Talk 710 WAQI
Milwaukee BrewersScripps News/Talk 620 WTMJ
Minnesota TwinsNorthern Lights Alternative "Go 96.3" KTWN-FMDavidson Regional Mexican "La Raza" 1400 KMNV/1470 KMNQ
New York MetsiHeart News/Talk 710 WORESPN "ESPN Deportes 1050" WEPN
New York YankeesCBS Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FMUnivision Spanish News/Talk 1280 WADO
Oakland AthleticsEntercom Sports "95.7 The Game" KGMZMulticulutura Brokered 990 KATD/1010 KIQI (Weekends Only)
Philadelphia PhilliesCBS Sports 94.1 WIP-FMMulticultural Brokered 1680 WTTM
Pittsburgh PiratesCBS Sports "93.7 The Fan" KDKA-FM
San Diego PadresBCA Sports "Mighty 1090" XEPRSUniradio "La Poderosa 860" XEMO
San Francisco GiantsCumulus Sports 680 KNBRKTRB Trust "ESPN Deportes 860" KTRB
Seattle MarinersBonneville Sports "710 ESPN" KIRO
St. Louis CardinalsCBS News/Talk 1120 KMOX
Tampa Bay RaysiHeart Sports "620 The Sports Animal" WDAEVision Communications "Genesis 680" WGES or ZGS "La Ley 1550" WAMA
Texas RangersCBS Sports "105.3 The Fan" KRLD-FMLiberman Spanish Sports "1540 ESPN Deportes" KZMP
Toronto Blue JaysRogers Sports "Sportsnet 590" CJCL
Washington NationalsCBS 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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