Thursday, February 18, 2016

Phillies announce new radio deal, drop AM broadcasts

At long last, the Phillies announced their latest radio deal this week and the team's broadcasts will be heard exclusively on the FM dial in 2016.

The contract, which was reportedly inked on Tuesday, links the Phils to CBS Radio and stipulates that the broadcasts will air strictly on WIP 94.1 FM. In recent seasons, the Phillies were simulcasted on WIP as well as WPHT 1210 AM. WIP is slated to carry select spring training contests and all 162 regular season games this year.

A move to WIP makes plenty of sense as the longest tenured all-sports talk station in the city of Philadelphia (WIP previously resided on the AM dial before moving to FM in 2011) is already a destination for the region's baseball fans while WPHT does not feature any other sports related programming on its schedule.

The radio broadcast team will remain the same with Scott Franzke, Jim Jackson and Larry Andersen handling commentary.

According to a team press release, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

WIP is also the flagship station for the city's NFL franchise, the Eagles.

This post originally appeared on Phillies Nation.

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