Entercom and the Washington Nationals Announce Extended Play-by-Play Partnership
106.7 The Fan to Continue as the Radio Flagship Home for The Nats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 7, 2018 – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and The Washington Nationals announced today a five-year agreement to extend its seven-year partnership with Washington D.C’s 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) beginning with the 2018 MLB season. Highlights of the flagship radio agreement include broadcasts of 10 Spring Training games, all regular season games and all post-season game action, in addition to full pre and post-game coverage. Play by play announcers Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler return for their 13th consecutive season together. Postgame duties will be shared by Phil Wood, and the Fan’s Nationals beat reporter, Craig Heist, with select postgame shows hosted by 106.7 The Fan midday show hosts Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier.
“As the top radio destination for Washington D.C. sport fans, we are thrilled to expand our broadcast partnership with The Washington Nationals,” said Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Washington, D.C. “This agreement underscores our strategy to create highly-engaging content with the teams and leagues that our fans and our advertisers care about most. We look forward to continuing to bring fans the most comprehensive coverage of the team.”
As the radio home of The Nationals, 106.7 The Fan will provide year-round programming dedicated to the team including daily segments, offseason shows and a weekly “Nats Insider” show airing on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. ET, hosted by MASN on-field reporter Dan Kolko.
“For the past seven seasons, The Fan has been our official flagship radio station,” said Alan H. Gottlieb, Chief Operating Officer of Lerner Sports Group. “We are excited about extending our partnership and continuing the tradition of Nationals baseball on 106.7.”
Sister stations 95.5 FM (WPGC), 94.7 FRESH-FM (WIAD-FM) and El Zol 107.9 (WLZL-FM) will also partner with the Nationals on programming and promotional special events.
106.7 The Fan is a part of Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States.and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. Entercom is the flagship home of more than 40 professional teams across the four major sports and numerous college athletic programs and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. By remaining on The Fan, the Washington Nationals are part of a robust portfolio of 14 MLB teams that also broadcast on Entercom stations.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week 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).