Well, we’ve got Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Cowboys multicast channels—why not one for a baseball team too? CBS Radio’s Oldies WOGL-FM Philadelphia launched on 4/1 the first ever HD Radio multicast station exclusively dedicated to a Major League Baseball team. The Philadelphia Phillies and CBS WOGL debuted “Phillies 24/7,” which will air continuously throughout the year and feature live play-by-play of every regular season Phillies game on-air at 98.1 WOGL HD4, plus game re-broadcasts the following morning at 9am. The first game featured the Phillies take on the Houston Astros in their home opener (1:05pm).
In addition to game coverage, Phillies 24/7 will broadcast a full schedule of unique daily and weekly programs centered on the team, as well as provide behind the scenes access at Citizens Bank Park, and archived audio content including classic game replays. Phillies fans can expect to hear new shows heard only on Phillies 24/7, including Phillies Today – a daily look at all things Phillies on the field and off, Phillies Phorum – a weekly opportunity for fans to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter, and Phillies Playlist – a look at what’s playing on a different Phillies’ mp3 player each week.
Sister station WPHT-AM serves as the Phillies radio broadcast flagship, a position they’ve held since 2005 after previously holding that title from 1982-2001.