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ESPN Radio Announces 2017 MLB Broadcast Schedule

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The 2017 baseball season arrives next week, and ESPN Radio is celebrating its 20th season by delivering 71 games nd featuring a heavy presence from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Leading the network’s radio coverage once again will be play by play voice Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton.

To get things started, the network will travel to St. Louis on Sunday April 2nd at 7pm ET for the Cardinals home opener. The Redbirds begin their season by facing their arch rival and the defending world champions, the Chicago Cubs. ESPN Radio will also call the Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley Field on Monday, April 10th at 7pm ET against the Dodgers. The two teams met last year in the National League Championship Series.

ESPN Radio will also serve as the exclusive radio home for the Home Run Derby and the 88th MLB All Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, on Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th. The network will also broadcast every MLB postseason game including any potential tie-breaker games, Wild Card games, and the National and American League Division Series, National League Championship Series, the American League Championship Series and the World Series.

Below is a look at the confirmed schedule (additional games will be announced at a later date):

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators
Sun, Apr 2 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 3 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 8 3:30 p.m. New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
TBD & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 9 7 p.m. Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 10 7 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 15 12:30 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 16 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 22 3:30 p.m. Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 23 7 p.m. Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 29 3:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Boston Red SoxJon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 30 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, May 7 7 p.m. New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
Sat, May 13 12:30 p.m. Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sun, May 14 6:30 p.m. Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sat, May 20 6:30 p.m. Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sun, May 21 7 p.m. Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sat, May 27 6:30 p.m. New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun, May 28 7 p.m. New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon, May 29 3:30 p.m. Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
Roxy Bernstein & TBD
  6:30 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
Sun, Jun 4 6:30 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Jul 9 7 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Adam Amin & TBD
Mon, Jul 10 8 p.m. T-Mobile Home Run Derby
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Tue, Jul 11 7 p.m. MLB All-Star Game
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Jul 16 7 p.m. New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Sun, Jul 23 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Aug 20 6 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

* Windows include the pregame show

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage

“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”

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SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.

A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.

Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.

“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.

“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”

ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.

Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.

SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.

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BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week

“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”

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BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII. 

Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.

The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.

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