BALTIMORE -- The Orioles will return to FM radio in 2015, as the club announced Monday a new multiyear deal naming CBS Radio's 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM) its flagship station.
All 162 regular-season games, select Spring Training contests and extensive O's programming will be on 105.7 The Fan and across the seven-state, 34-station Orioles Radio Network beginning with the 2015 season.
Broadcast team Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will return for their 12th season together. The station previously was a rights holder from 2007-10 before the club switched to WBAL-AM.
"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," O's vice president of communications and marketing Greg Bader said in a press release. "Partnering with the region's premier 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."
Added CBS Radio Baltimore's senior vice president Bob Philips: "We are thrilled that the Baltimore Orioles are coming home to 105.7 The Fan. This partnership with the Orioles is a great addition to our market-leading No. 1 sports brand and platform in Baltimore."
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