The Washington Nationals yesterday named Bonneville International Corporation as its radio partner for the 2007 baseball season. For the second straight season, all 162 regular-season games, as well as at least 10 Spring Training contests, will be heard on Washington Post Radio (WTWP), which transmits on 107.7-FM and AM-1500.
The agreement also calls for an extensive post-game show and weekly Nationals programming. Details for both shows will be determined at a later date.
The partnership between the Nationals and Bonneville, which enters its third season, affords the club exposure on WTWP, and its sister station WTOP, when significant Nationals news and updates warrant.
The Nationals’ radio team of Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler return for a second consecutive season in 2007. Slowes has been with the Nationals since the club’s inaugural campaign, while Jageler enters his second season.
“The strength of Washington Post Radio’s combined signals at 1500 AM and 107.7 FM deliver the best radio outlet for the team and its fans to follow the play-by-play action all season long,” said Nationals President Stan Kasten. “With this agreement, Nationals coverage is extended with the addition of a post-game call-in show, and a weekly Nationals magazine-style feature program.”
Bonneville DC Senior V.P. Joel Oxley added “we’re happy to announce the continuation of our successful partnership between Washington Post Radio and the Washington Nationals. With the new ownership, and Manny Acta on board as the new manager, the future prospects for the team are bright and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.”
Bonneville International is a media company with radio, television, satellite, and advertising properties in Chicago , Phoenix , San Francisco , Washington , D.C., St. Louis , and Salt Lake City . The company is widely known as a values-driven leader in the broadcasting industry and for its long-time commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts.
Bonneville owns and operates WGMS, WTOP, Federal News Radio, and Washington Post Radio in Washington , DC .
The Washington Post is a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company, a diversified media and education company.