Audacy Announces Return of “Baltimore Baseball Tonight” on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, MD – March 23, 2023 – Audacy announced the return of “Baltimore Baseball Tonight,” the highest-rated pre-game show focused on Baltimore’s professional baseball team, on 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM). “Baltimore Baseball Tonight” will launch the new season to coincide with Baltimore’s Opening Day on March 30.
New to the “Baltimore Baseball Tonight” broadcast team is Ryan Ripken, son of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. Ripken will join Bob Haynie, host of the area’s #1 rated midday show, “Vinny & Haynie,” on 105.7 The Fan, Baltimore Hall of Famer Mike Bordick and longtime voice of Baltimore baseball Jim Hunter. The show will provide listeners with in-depth coverage of that night’s game, including pre-game sound from manager Brandon Hyde, detailed analysis of that night’s pitching matchup, a deep dive into the team’s starting lineup as well as news and notes from across Major League Baseball.
“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Baltimore Baseball Tonight’ back to Baltimore baseball fans,” said Chuck Sapienza, Brand Manager, 105.7 The Fan. “The show was received so well last season, and we look forward to building off that momentum again this season. Adding Ryan to the team brings a critical young voice to the show, and his perspective having been a part of the organization and his deep family ties to the team are invaluable.”
The show will air on 105.7 The Fan prior to all of Baltimore’s weekday games throughout the MLB season. When the team is home, the show will be broadcast on-site at the popular Pickles Pub near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The first show at Pickles will be on April 6 when Baltimore takes on the New York Yankees in the home opener. In total, “Baltimore Baseball Tonight” will air over 100 times between Opening Day and the World Series.
Ripken is a former Baltimore minor league standout who ultimately reached the AAA level before launching his broadcast career. In addition to co-hosting “Baltimore Baseball Tonight,” Ripken will join various The Fan’s primetime shows each week during the baseball season. He also hosts the popular podcast Off Script with Rip and is a recurring guest on other lifestyle and sports podcasts. During the last year, Ripken has appeared regularly on various 105.7 The Fan programs and has had a regular role on Baltimore’s WBAL-TV giving his take on the Ravens and fantasy football.
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