SPIKES EMBARK ON RADIO PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC
STATE COLLEGE, PA – The State College Spikes have teamed up with Forever Media to broadcast every game of the 2016 season on NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC. All 76 regular season contests, plus any Spikes postseason games, will be aired on 1390 AM and over the TuneIn mobile radio app. NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC will also serve as the flagship radio station for the Spikes Radio Network, presented by Penn State Health.
“We are excited to partner with Forever Media to present Spikes fans with a great flagship radio home in NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC,” said Spikes General Manager Scott Walker. “Forever Media stations are a frequent stop on radio dials and mobile devices throughout the region, and we look forward to joining them in bringing the ballpark experience to all Spikes fans.”
Steve Jones, the “Voice of the Spikes” since the team’s inception in 2006, will return for his 11th season on the microphone with the club. Jones also serves as the voice of Penn State football and men’s basketball. Joe Putnam will join Jones on the broadcast team for the ninth straight year. Putnam, a Bellefonte native, also serves as the Manager of Communications for the Spikes.
“We are excited to be the new home for Spikes baseball,” said Forever Media State College General Manager Scott Cohagan. “Spikes baseball continues to be a great summer tradition for Happy Valley and we look forward to listening to Joe and Steve calling the action on NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC.”
The Spikes will also enjoy a strong presence on Forever Media’s group of stations in the State College area, which also include BIG Froggy 101, 93.7 The BUS, MAJIC 99, Happy 103, and ESPN 1450. The popular “Spike for a Day” contest, presented by 93.7 The BUS, will return for the 2016 season, giving one fan the chance to become a “Spike for a Day” and sign a ceremonial contract to join the team at a home game this summer.
In addition, Forever stations will be spotlighted at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park throughout the season. The Daily Fan Value Promotions schedule will feature Half-Craft Wednesdays presented by 93.7 The BUS, $1 Beer Thursdays presented by BIG Froggy 101, and 4 for $44 Friday Northwest Family Value Ticket Packages presented by Northwest and MAJIC 99.
Plus, Forever Media stations will present several promotions throughout the 2016 season:
– Opening Night presented by PSECU and NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC on Saturday, June 18
– Human Cannonball Appearance presented by Happy 103 on Sunday, July 3
– Christian Hackenberg Bobblehead Giveaway (First 1,000 Fans, All Ages) presented by The Nittany Lion Inn & The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel and ESPN 1450 on Saturday, August 13
– LuCKy’s KIA Giveaway presented by Lion Country Kia and MAJIC 99 during the regular season home finale on Sunday, September 4.
The Spikes, Short-Season Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, start the home slate on Saturday, June 18 with the 2016 Home Opener against the Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies) at 7:05 p.m. The Spikes’ 2016 home schedule will feature 38 nights of fun, affordable family entertainment and future MLB stars through September 4.
Season tickets, McDonald’s Flex Books and an array of group and hospitality options for the 2016 season are currently on sale by calling the Spikes at (814) 272-1711. Additional information on all club ticketing options, as well as team news and schedule info, can be viewed at www.statecollegespikes.com.