The Baltimore Orioles are back on the FM dial, which is awesome news for fans and people that don’t enjoy that old school sentimental AM hiss. Monday afternoon the team announced a multi-year deal that will make CBS affiliate 105.7 FM The Fan the flagship home of the Birds.
105.7 previously broadcasted Orioles’ games from 2007-2010 before the club went back to 1090 AM WBAL. I know there are a lot of old school Baltimore fans that are nostalgic about the sound of baseball on AM radio, but the cleaner FM signal makes this a great move in my opinion.
“With a dedicated FM presence, a strong network of local CBS Radio stations, and an around-the-clock lineup of sports programming, 105.7 The Fan is the ideal flagship home for the Orioles Radio Network,” Orioles VP of communications and marketing Greg Bader says according to DCRTV.com. “Partnering with the region’s premiere radio destination for sports fans and CBS Radio’s powerful cluster of stations allows us to effectively reach our diverse fan base on a daily basis and to develop valuable multiplatform marketing opportunities for our sponsors,” Bader says.
Orioles games will continue to be called by the broadcast team of Joe Angel & Fred Manfra, who return for their 12th season.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 12, 2015
And fear not, Birdland. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra are back for their twelfth season season on play-by-play.
38 days ’til pitchers and catchers.