CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians and Fastball Sports Productions today announced partnerships with two (2) "over the air" stations in Columbus (WHHO) and Erie, Pa., (WICU/WSEE) to broadcast all 20 games. These two (2) stations join existing network affiliates WYFX (Youngstown) and WLIO (Lima).
"We are pleased to be leading the Columbus market as the only local station to carry Cleveland Indians games this coming season," said ELLEN DALY, WWHO Station Manager. "We look forward to this great opportunity not only for WWHO, but more importantly for baseball fans all around central Ohio."
SportsTime Ohio and WKYC-TV3 (Cleveland NBC Affiliate) are set to produce and broadcast 20 regular season games "over the air" beginning with the Indians Home Opener at Jacobs Field on Friday, April 7 at 3:05PM. All 20 games on WKYC and the "over the air" network will be available in High Definition (HD) and feature a 30-minute pregame show and a post-game show immediately following each game.
Fans will see familiar faces on Indians Baseball telecasts as JOHN SANDERS & RICK MANNING begin their 16th season together while Indians Radio/TV Voice MIKE HEGAN again joins Sanders and Manning in 2006. WKYC Sports Director JIM DONOVAN will also join the Indians TV broadcast team during the Tribe's over the air broadcasts on WKYC-TV3.