D-backs Announce Radio Broadcast Schedule
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today their radio broadcast schedule, which includes all 162 regular season games and 11 Spring Training games on Arizona Sports 620 (KTAR-AM). In addition, the club will have eight audio webcasts on dbacks.com this spring for a total of 19 Spring Training games available for fans.
The first broadcast of the spring is tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. when the D-backs open up Cactus League action against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Greg Schulte, who has been behind the mic for every major moment in D-backs history, returns to handle play-by-play duties for his 15th season, while former big league pitcher Tom Candiotti enters his seventh season as the D-backs’ radio color analyst. Jeff Munn enters his 12th season as a member of the D-backs’ broadcast team, serving as the secondary radio play-by-play announcer and pre- and postgame show host.
One new element in 2012 is a half-hour postgame talk show called “Diamond Talk.” The show, hosted by Munn, will follow the network postgame show after 70 regular season home games, adding an additional 35 hours of D-backs programming this season. “Diamond Talk” will include analysis of the game and interviews from the clubhouse, while Munn will be joined each night by another member of the D-backs broadcast team. Fans will be encouraged to interact with the show via social media. Munn will also host a pregame show that starts half an hour before first pitch.
Returning in 2012 are the popular weekly shows on Arizona Sports 620, featuring D-backs Manager Kirk Gibson, General Manager Kevin Towers and President & CEO Derrick Hall. Beginning in mid-March, Gibson will call-in each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to Burns & Gambo while Towers and Hall will be a part of Doug & Wolf at 2:30 each Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
In Spring Training, fans will be able to hear more games than ever before, as 19 exhibition contests will be carried either on Arizona Sports 620, News/Talk 92.3 KTAR or on webcasts hosted at dbacks.com. The complete schedule is available at dbacks.com/broadcast
Once again, all 162 D-backs’ regular season games will be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710. Oscar Soria returns for his 14th full season as the play-by-play voice on D-backs Spanish-language broadcasts while Miguel Quintana will once again serve as the analyst, as he has done since 1999. Richard Saenz is back for his 10th season in the D-backs radio booth, working as a fill-in color analyst.