Entercom and Kansas City Royals Announce Broadcast Partnership Extension
610 Sports Radio to Continue Serving as the Radio Home for Royals Baseball
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 16, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Kansas City Royals announced a new five-year extension to broadcast the Royals on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM) through the 2024 season. 610 Sports Radio has been the broadcast home of the Kansas City Royals in the Kansas City market since 2008.
“We are very pleased to extend this valued partnership for five more years,” said Dave Alpert, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Kansas City. “The Royals are part of the thread of Kansas City and it’s a privilege for 610 Sports Radio to be the flagship station of the team.”
“We have been honored to call Entercom our flagship station since our partnership began in 2008. 610 Sports Radio is the home of the Royals in Kansas City. It’s a perfect fit for us and our fans, and we are excited to continue that relationship,” said Kevin Uhlich, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Kansas City Royals. “Not only is the signal of 610 Sports Radio recognizable to all sports fans in the area, the Entercom Kansas City cluster of stations makes them an attractive partner to spread the word about Royals baseball – to sports fans and radio listeners of all genres.”
Per the agreement, 610 Sports Radio will continue providing play-by-play coverage of the Royals, airing all 162 regular season games, plus all postseason games. In addition, the station will also broadcast all weeknight and weekend Cactus League Spring Training games from Arizona. A new extension of the partnership will include select weekday afternoon games on sister station 1660 The Score (KWOD-AM).
The weekly “Royals Hot Stove” show returns to 610 Sports Radio from January through March. Dates and times of the spring broadcasts and “Royals Hot Stove” show will be announced at a later date.
Listeners can tune in 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM) in Kansas City on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
610 Sports Radio is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the current leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 300 stations and more than 10,000 podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
Michael J. Bucek
Kansas City Royals
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).