Carolina Mudcats Launch Dedicated Stream On TuneIn Radio App
April 7, 2011 at 5:10 AM (PT)
The SOUTHERN LEAGUE's CAROLINA MUDCATS will be heard on a dedicated streaming audio channel on the TUNEIN RADIO mobile app this season. The MUDCATS, Class AA affiliate of the CINCINNATI REDS, are believed to be the first team in pro baseball to create a dedicated Internet stream to compliment its terrestrial radio broadcast; the games will also air on CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WRDU (RUSH RADIO 106.1)/RALEIGH's HD2 channel, with 20 games on WRDU's main station, and 85 games will air on FIRST MEDIA Rhythmic Oldies WZAX (JAMMIN 99.3)/ROCKY MOUNT. PATRICK KINAS will return to call the games for his 13th season with the ZEBULON, NC-based franchise.
"Fans who couldn't attend the games relied on portable and car radios to hear the action, and today millions of Americans are carrying a much better radio in their pocket or purse at all times -- their smartphones," said radio rights holder PLAY-BY-PLAY SPORTS PROPERTIES Chairman JOE BOURDOW. "The decision to make our radio broadcasts available on a mobile app was an obvious one, and so was partnering with TUNEIN RADIO because of the large user base and the fact that the app is available across such a wide variety of devices."
"Baseball and radio have a long history together, and we believe this partnership will mark a significant milestone in that history," said TUNEIN founder BILL MOORE "Generations of baseball fans have followed their teams by listening to the great radio broadcasters like VIN SCULLY, JACK BUCK and JOHN STERLING. We expect teams across all professional sports to follow the MUDCATS' lead."