WMTI/New Orleans To Air Zephyrs Baseball
February 25, 2010 at 4:24 AM (PT)
Minor league baseball's NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS have a new flagship radio station with the move to CITADEL Oldies WMTI (TRUE OLDIES 106.1)/NEW ORLEANS for this season. TIM GRUBBS returns for play-by-play, joined by former NEW YORK METS outfielder and longtime NEW ORLEANS sportscaster RON SWOBODA for home broadcasts.
"Partnering with WMTI is a huge opportunity for the ZEPHYRS," said the team's VP/Sales, Marketing and Community Relations JEFF BOOKER. "This puts our games on a much stronger signal, giving us access to our NORTH SHORE fans who couldn't pick us up before. A strong portion of the WMTI audience are ZEPHYRS fans already so this is a natural fit.
"CITADEL BROADCASTING will also use their other local stations, like MIX 92.3, OLD SCHOOL 106.7 and POWER 102.9 to help promote the radio broadcasts and the ZEPHYRS in general. For the first time ever, the ZEPHYRS will have an entire radio group get behind us as a partner, much like the HORNETS and SAINTS have had for years."
"We are proud that TRUE OLDIES 106.1 will be the new flagship radio station of the NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS this year and for many years to come," said CITADEL Market GM DAVID SMITH. "We understand the value and heritage of the ZEPHYRS in our community and will work hard to build upon this great tradition of exciting baseball and outstanding family entertainment. Play ball!"