For the first time in almost 20 years, the Charleston RiverDogs will have a new radio home for broadcasts of the minor league club's baseball games this season.
The RiverDogs announced Thursday that WTMA 1250-AM will be the team's flagship station and will carry most of the 140 games in 2014.
"Over the years, we have enjoyed a long and wonderful relationship with Kirkman Broadcasting and particularly with its owner, Gil Kirkman," said RiverDogs general manager Dave Echols. "We felt now was the right time for a change, and we're extremely glad about having WTMA 1250 AM and Cumulus Media as our broadcast partner for RiverDogs baseball on the radio beginning this season."
WTMA will carry 132 of the RiverDogs' 140 games, the exceptions being the eight weekday games that start before 7 p.m. There are also some 6:35 p.m. starts that WTMA will join in progress at 7 p.m.
Other facets of the RiverDogs' media presence will not change. Just like in years past, every pitch of every game will be streamed live online worldwide on www.riverdogs.com.
The RiverDogs will continue to have "This Week in RiverDogs Baseball," the one-hour weekly manager's show on Saturday mornings when the team is home. This season, the show will originate live at Bay Street Biergarten located at 549 East Bay St. in downtown Charleston. In addition, the club will continue to have "Saturday Dog Talk," the extended 30-minute pregame show prior to every Saturday game home and away.
And for the third consecutive year, Sean Houston will serve as the "Voice of the Charleston RiverDogs" and will be behind the microphone for all 140 games.
The RiverDogs begin the 2014 season on the road April 3 at Augusta. The home slate starts April 7 with a seven-game homestand, with three games against Greenville and four against Augusta. Schedule and ticket information is available at (843) 577-DOGS or online at www.riverdogs.com.