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Monday, May 2, 2016

Breaking Radio News

By Joe Nelson
   While this information is still very fresh, I don't have many details other than the news itself.

Entercom San Diego has gained the exclusive rights to become the flagship station for Padres baseball beginning in 2017.

The games will be carried on FM 94/9, no word if there will be an am station somehow.

More as it comes available.


11 comments:

Cathie said...

Having the Chargers go to a station I would otherwise never listen to wasn't fun, but I listen to 94/9 so at least I already have a radio button there. (yes, I'm old and I listen to a RADIO in the car!)

Anonymous said...

So, it's not all about the music then, 94.9?

Anonymous said...

Or it's about being able to make money so that you can pay people a fair wage and provide benefits for them and their families. Not sure why radio is not allowed to be a business too.

Anonymous said...

For 6 months of the year, it's mostly all about Padres baseball.

Anonymous said...

FM 949's coverage area is much smaller than 1090's (as in, you can't listen to 949 as far as LA like you can with 1090). The Padres must be getting some fat cash from Entercom.

Joe Nelson said...

9m 5y

Anonymous said...

Goodbye music, hello FM sportstalk!

Anonymous said...

98.1 already adopted the SF Entercom moniker of KOIT "A Better Music for a Better Workday." Wouldn't be surprised if 94.9 becomes 94.9 THE GAME

bob said...

thats wild and i don't think they have an AM station cuz its just 94.9,KSON, and Sunny 98.1 in the big tall building behind Ralphs in Hazard center

Anonymous said...

Here are some more details
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/may/05/blurt-its-about-baseball/

Anonymous said...


I often wonder what the value of putting your sports team's game on an all sports station yields in the way of new fans ? Kind of like speaking to the choir, isn't it ? While I am not a fan of hipster like radio formats ... I would think it helps the Padres ... and may be not as much the radio station - but we'll see if the format sticks.

Do we really need another all sports station - or could it be more of a hybrid entertainment/sports format? 'ALL anything' formats seem to be tickets to mediocre ratings any who.