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Friday, November 08, 2013

2014 Florida Marlins move radio broadcasts from 790AM to 940 WINZ AM. Hot Stove Report will air during off season. 'Some speculate Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman is a baseball fan'

11/6/13, "Marlins move radio broadcast to 940 WINZ-AM," MLB.com, Joe Frisaro

"The Marlins have a new radio home. The club announced on Wednesday that its 2014 games will air on 940 WINZ-AM, the new English radio flagship station for the organization. The Marlins have entered a partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami after spending the past few seasons at 790 The Ticket.

Known as "Miami's Sports Animal," 940 WINZ will offer complete game coverage as well as pregame and postgame analysis.

"The Miami Marlins are extremely pleased to enter this new partnership with Clear Channel," Marlins president David Samson said. "Our fans throughout South Florida will benefit from Clear Channel's expansive network of stations. The Marlins' new long-term home on 940 WINZ will give our fans the ability to follow the Marlins throughout the year."

As part of the agreement, Marlins players, coaches and executives will appear on the station. With Major League Baseball's free-agency period now underway, 940 WINZ will also feature "The Hot Stove Report," a half-hour show covering the Marlins and MLB news. It will air each weekend during the offseason.

The Marlins join a growing family of sports teams being broadcast on 940 WINZ, also the radio home of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Gators football and basketball, as well as other NFL games.

"Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami is thrilled to partner with the Miami Marlins and provide comprehensive game coverage for our listeners," said Lonny Anger, market president, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami. "As two-time World Series champions, they have proven they have what it takes to succeed, and we look forward to serving their loyal fan base.""

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"There's been speculation that Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman is a baseball fan."

Commentary on this move from NY Radio Message Board:

11/6/13, "Clear Channel Gets Baseball Rights in Miami," NY Radio Message Board

"Posted by Craig on November 06, 2013 at 16:40:53:"

"Apparently Clear Channel is on a baseball rights buying spree. Only days after officially announcing Mets broadcasts next year will be on 710 WOR New York, Clear Channel Sports station 940 WINZ says it will air Marlins games next year in Miami.

WINZ is a powerful AM station in South Florida, 50,000 watts by day, 10,000 watts by night. (The call letters are similar to 1010 in NYC because at one time, they were All-News, modeled after WINS.) But the odd thing is, WINZ, which runs Fox Sports, has no FM simulcast. Last year, Marlins games were heard on ESPN affiliate WAXY, owned by Lincoln Financial. WAXY is a 5000 watt station at 790 but with a full power FM simulcast at 104.3. So apparently the Marlins, like the Mets, still value being on a powerful AM station, even without the simulcast.

There's been speculation that Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman is a baseball fan and wants Clear Channel operations in large markets to have baseball play-by-play. He reportedly has a partial ownership in the Mets."

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Marlins get new Miami flagship.


Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins will begin the 2014 season with a new flagship station.  Clear Channel’s “Sports Animal 940” WINZ will be the team’s official English-language radio home beginning next year. Marlins games have been heard in Miami since 2008 on Lincoln Financial Media’s “The Ticket” WAXY (790), which added an FM simulcast earlier this year.
The new long-term partnership calls for WINZ to carry live game broadcasts, pre- and post-game analysis and daily game recaps with coaches and players.  WINZ will also air “The Hot Stove Report,” a half-hour weekend show covering Marlins and MLB news during the off-season.  Marlins president David Samson says the team’s fans throughout South Florida “will benefit from Clear Channel's expansive network of stations.”  Prior to 2008, Beasley’s “SportsRadio 560” WQAM had been the Marlins' flagship since their first season in 1993.
- See more at: http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2720260&spid=32061#.Un1ay-IqY3o

Marlins get new Miami flagship.


Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins will begin the 2014 season with a new flagship station.  Clear Channel’s “Sports Animal 940” WINZ will be the team’s official English-language radio home beginning next year. Marlins games have been heard in Miami since 2008 on Lincoln Financial Media’s “The Ticket” WAXY (790), which added an FM simulcast earlier this year.
The new long-term partnership calls for WINZ to carry live game broadcasts, pre- and post-game analysis and daily game recaps with coaches and players.  WINZ will also air “The Hot Stove Report,” a half-hour weekend show covering Marlins and MLB news during the off-season.  Marlins president David Samson says the team’s fans throughout South Florida “will benefit from Clear Channel's expansive network of stations.”  Prior to 2008, Beasley’s “SportsRadio 560” WQAM had been the Marlins' flagship since their first season in 1993.
- See more at: http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2720260&spid=32061#.Un1ay-IqY3o

Marlins get new Miami flagship.


Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins will begin the 2014 season with a new flagship station.  Clear Channel’s “Sports Animal 940” WINZ will be the team’s official English-language radio home beginning next year. Marlins games have been heard in Miami since 2008 on Lincoln Financial Media’s “The Ticket” WAXY (790), which added an FM simulcast earlier this year.
The new long-term partnership calls for WINZ to carry live game broadcasts, pre- and post-game analysis and daily game recaps with coaches and players.  WINZ will also air “The Hot Stove Report,” a half-hour weekend show covering Marlins and MLB news during the off-season.  Marlins president David Samson says the team’s fans throughout South Florida “will benefit from Clear Channel's expansive network of stations.”  Prior to 2008, Beasley’s “SportsRadio 560” WQAM had been the Marlins' flagship since their first season in 1993.
- See more at: http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2720260&spid=32061#.Un1ay-IqY3o

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