Middle Tennessee’s newest all-sports talk radio station, The Game (WPRT-FM 102.5), is the new flagship station of the Nashville Sounds, the team and the station announced Wednesday.
The vast majority of the Sounds’ 144 games will air live on the station. Exceptions include conflicts with two Nashville Predators regular-season contests and any playoff games.
Games not carried live by The Game can be heard on the Nashville Sounds website or as a simulcast on 102.1 FM, 101.9 FM, and 830 AM.
"We are thrilled to partner with a growing sports station in the market and to expand our on-air broadcasts to include the majority of our games," Sounds general manager Brad Tammen said in a release announcing the deal.
Broadcasts, which will begin roughly 15 minutes before the first pitch, also will feature a new play-by-play voice this season. Jeff Hem was hired in January after seven years as a broadcaster with a Class A franchise in Illinois.
Nashville is the Class AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
"We are very excited to be partnering with the Nashville Sounds. 102.5 The Game is locally owned and part of our continuing efforts is to serve the local community,” Jeff Kolb, the station’s general manager said. “Nashville Sounds baseball has been providing great sports entertainment here for over 34 years and is a perfect fit for us.”