Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Mike Claiborne Renew Deals With St. Louis Cardinals
February 7, 2011 at 4:16 AM (PT)
The ST. LOUIS CARDINALS have inked contract extensions with radio voices JOHN ROONEY, MIKE SHANNON and MIKE CLAIBORNE. The trio moves with the broadcasts from CH HOLDINGS Talk-Sports KTRS-A/ST. LOUIS back to the CARDS' former longtime home, CBS RADIO Talk KMOX-A, for the 2011 season.
SHANNON, the former CARDS third baseman and right fielder (1962-70), is entering his 40th season calling CARDINALS games and his 54th with the organization and signed a three-year deal; ROONEY has been with the team for five years and inked a five-year extension; and CLAIBORNE, the pre-game and post-game host for four seasons, signed a new one-year deal.
"The talented broadcast team of SHANNON and ROONEY add even more to the legacy relationship between the CARDINALS and KMOX," wrote CBS RADIO ST. LOUIS SVP JOHN STEELE in a statement released by the CARDINALS. "We are excited that fans will be able to hear expanded coverage throughout the season on America's Sports Voice."