Cumulus, Dickey Broadcasting to air Braves in Surround Sound


Cumulus Media, Dickey Broadcasting Company and Major League Baseball’s largest affiliate network—Braves Radio Network—will deliver all Atlanta Braves broadcasts for home and away games with DTS Neural Surround Sound technology (5.1 surround sound).

Built by licensee DaySequerra, the DTS Neural Surround gear is integrated on-site at Turner Stadium with the Atlanta Braves’ Radio Network mobile package. The set-up enables the audio team to distribute 5.1 surround sound over a stereo transmission path (both analog and HD Radio). Using the stereo format at the highest resolution possible, DTS Neural Surround Sound enables the Braves’ broadcast production team to preserve the integrity of the surround mix for a superior listening experience.

“At Cumulus, we set the standard for the next-generation radio broadcasting enterprise and we are very proud to deliver what we consider the best sounding baseball in America,” said Gary Kline, vice president of engineering and IT, Cumulus Media. “Working with DTS technology enables us to increase the quality and envelopment of the game for all of our listeners, so they feel like they’re sitting in the grandstands.”

The Braves Radio Network includes more than 150 stations.