1/29/2013 9:28 A.M. ET
Indians and Clear Channel announce new five-year deal highlighted by WTAM 1100AM and WMMS 100.7FM simulcast
Tribe also announces multi-year deal with Jim Rosenhaus to partner with “Voice of the Indians” Tom Hamilton
By / MLB.com
CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland today announced a new agreement for WTAM 1100 AM to remain the "Flagship Home of the Cleveland Indians" through 2017. Additionally, WMMS 100.7 will become the FM home of the Indians.
As part of the new agreement, WTAM 1100 AM will air all regular season games and WMMS 100.7 FM will simulcast the majority of Cleveland Indians games. Clear Channel Cleveland will also air 15 live Spring Training games and will continue to distribute Tribe games to the entire Indians Radio Network, which consists of 26 stations across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
"The Cleveland Indians are proud and excited to continue our 15-year partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment," said Cleveland Indians President MARK SHAPIRO. "We are fortunate that this partnership continues our consistent broadcast on WTAM while expanding our radio presence to a new FM audience through WMMS."
"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the Cleveland Indians," said GARY MINCER, Market President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland. "Our partnership with the Indians allows fans from all over the region to follow Indians baseball. Go Tribe!"
JIM ROSENHAUS TO REMAIN IN RADIO BOOTH PARTNERING WITH TOM HAMILTON
The Cleveland Indians also reached a multi-year deal with JIM ROSENHAUS to continue partnering with "Voice of the Indians" TOM HAMILTON in the Indians radio booth. Jim will begin his seventh season in 2013 as part of the Indians radio broadcast team and his second season broadcasting every game.
Jim has spent the past six seasons as the host of Indians Warm Up on the Indians Radio Network and performed engineer/producer duties from 2007-2011. Rosenhaus joined the Indians prior to the 2007 season after spending 11 years as the play-by-play voice of the Indians AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. Jim started his professional baseball broadcasting career with the Indians Single-A affiliate in Kinston, NC. In addition to his baseball broadcasting work, Rosenhaus spent 11 years broadcasting the University at Buffalo men's basketball team.
In 2011, Jim was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former Indians and Bisons catcher Tony Pena.
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