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The Philadelphia Phillies and CBS
RADIO’s The Big Talker 1210 WPHT today announced an extension of their
broadcast partnership for live play-by-play coverage of Phils pre-season,
regular season and post-season games.
The new agreement begins in February 2011 with live coverage of the
team’s spring training camp from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Financial terms of the agreement were not
“The Phillies have a long history
with 1210 WPHT and we’re proud to have them continue to be the Phillies
flagship radio station in Philadelphia,”
said Phillies Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising Sales David Buck.
“As the thrill of October baseball
again brings Phillies Phever to unprecedented levels, we look forward to the
future with one of the most exciting teams in baseball,” said Marc Rayfield,
Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Philadelphia.
The Phillies begin their
quest to win the 2010 World Series this Wednesday, Oct. 6 (5:07PM) versus
the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens
Phillies hometown radio announcers Scott
Franzke, Larry Andersen, Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews will
call the action exclusively on The Big Talker 1210 WPHT throughout the Phillies
playoff run. The broadcasts will run
simultaneously with the live television coverage. Additionally, Phillies radio announcer Jim
Jackson will host the pre- and post-game shows with this Wednesday’s broadcast
beginning at 4:00PM.
WPHT-AM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the
largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of
CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which
are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates
KYW-AM, WIP-AM, WOGL-FM and WYSP-FM in Philadelphia.