Sounds games to be broadcast on 104.5 The Zone

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:43am

The Nashville Sounds and WGFX-FM 104.5 The Zone have reached a two-year agreement for the station to become the new flagship of the Triple-A baseball club beginning this season.

In addition to the deal, the Sounds also announced that Stu Paul will be the team’s new play-by-play voice. Paul has spent the past eight seasons with the Double-A San Antonio Missions.

“We are very excited to bring Stu’s quality of work and level of baseball experience to Music City and to partner with the top sports station in the market,” said Brad Tammen, the Sounds’ Vice President of Sales & Marketing in a statement. “This is the perfect fit for us to expand our listenership throughout Middle Tennessee.”

This season, The Zone will broadcast 72 home games and five away games (April 14 at Iowa, May 27 at Sacramento, June 13 at Omaha, June 25 at Memphis, Aug.11 at Las Vegas) on the air with the remainder of the road games available on the team’s website at www.nashvillesounds.com.

“I am excited about our new partnership with the Nashville Sounds as their flagship station. With more than 70 games being broadcast on 104-5 the Zone this season, I hope we are able to bring more awareness to the Sounds across Middle Tennessee,” said Hunter Rice, the station’s general manager. “We entered into this agreement with the belief that the Sounds have an exciting future behind the leadership of their new owners and management team.”

The Sounds remain the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Sounds’ home opener is April 16 vs. Iowa at Greer Stadium.
 

8 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 1/13/10 at 12:14

This ownership seems to know what they are doing.

By: localboy on 1/13/10 at 1:19

Finally - the Zone needs to broadcast more major league baseball games, too.

By: localboy on 1/13/10 at 1:22

What happened to Chuck as the voice of the Sounds??

By: idgaf on 1/13/10 at 1:53

May they make enough money to pay for their own playpen.

By: JeffF on 1/14/10 at 8:31

Why did WGFX want to be the ESPN affiliate if they continue to fill most of the broadcast hours anyone is awake and listening with local stuff? Nothing against local stuff, but curious why they would lock up ESPN and prevent another station from actually using those shows.

How many people actually listen to minor league baseball on the radio? Is it greater than the number of people wanting to listen to some good national programs or even ESPN game broadcasts?

By: jwk6179 on 1/14/10 at 9:46

It doesn't make since to broadcast ALL THE HOME GAMES but only 5 ROAD GAMES. It seems that it should be other way around, broadcast ALL THE ROAD GAMES and a limited number of Home Games. Also, what happens if the Predators are in the Stanley Cup Play-offs during the spring and the Predators' play-off games and the Sounds' Home games OVERLAP, who gets FIRST PRIORITY, the Preds or the Sounds? If it's the Preds, then where do the Sounds Games go?

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