Entercom and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to an extension to their broadcast partnership agreement today, keeping WJZ-FM “105.7 The Fan” in Baltimore as the flagship station for the American League baseball club.
As part of the partnership, Entercom will manage the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network – comprised of more than 40 stations across the mid-Atlantic region.
The contract ensures that Baltimore Orioles Radio Network programming, including live game broadcasts, pre- and postgame shows, regular season weekly shows and additional offseason programming will air exclusively in the Baltimore market on WJZ-FM.
“We are very excited to continue our broadcast partnership with the Orioles,” said Tracy Brandys, Entercom/Baltimore’s SVP/Market Manager. “This ongoing partnership with the team is a major component of Baltimore’s number-one sports brand – 105.7 The Fan. As the nation’s unrivaled leader in sports radio, we’re proud to continue to be the station Baltimore turns to for the latest updates on their local teams.”
T.J. Brightman, SVP and Chief Revenue Officer for the Major League Baseball team, added, “Entercom has been a valuable partner for the Orioles and we are pleased to continue our relationship. Through our partnership of the Orioles Radio Network, we have provided millions of fans across the Mid-Atlantic access to every single Orioles game and our corporate partners the opportunity to showcase their own brands.”
WJZ-FM, once Oldies WQSR-FM under Sconnix Broadcasting ownership, also serves as the flagship station for the Maryland Terrapin Radio Network and provides Baltimore gameday football coverage.