[Via email from the Durham Bulls Director of Media Relations Matt DeMargel.]
The Durham Bulls today released their 2010 broadcast schedule with a familiar partner back as the flagship radio station. 620-AM The Buzz, formerly WDNC, is once again the home for all 144 games on radio this season.
“It’s great to be back at our old address,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, “620-AM and the Bulls have a long history together, and with the new sports format, it’s a perfect match for us.”
The agreement ends a two-year separation when the Bulls moved their broadcasts to 1410 WJRD-AM for the 2008 season, then 99.9 FM the Fan and their HD2 channel in 2009. The Bulls and 620-AM had been continuous partners since 1981 and had partnered in various seasons dating back to 1947.
In August, 2009, Capitol Broadcasting announced a transaction to exchange certain broadcasting assets that would allow CBC to expand its sports coverage in the Triangle. CBC acquired WDNC from Curtis Media and the rights to the former 850 The Buzz sports programming, which it integrated within the newly acquired WDNC and its two-year-old 99.9 The Fan sports talk radio station.
“I think it’s a perfect fit,” 620 AM The Buzz General Manager Brian Maloney said, “it puts the Bulls back on their flagship station of so many seasons while adding to our lineup of outstanding local sports coverage.”
RTN (Time Warner Cable Channel 251) remains the television flagship for the Bulls in 2010, carrying almost 60 Bulls and USA Baseball Games at the DBAP this season. The first broadcast is scheduled for Friday, May 7th as the Bulls take on the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees in a rematch of the 2009 Governors’ Cup Finals won by Durham.
All 144 games will also be streamed in both audio and video formats in 2010 on milb.tv. Streaming audio will continue to remain a free service, while video will continue on a subscription basis.
The game-by-game schedule is here.