Cardinals, KMOX announce broadcast partnership extension

KMOX will be the radio home of the Redbirds through the 2024 season

Sam Masterson
November 15, 2019 - 9:43 am

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals and KMOX have agreed to a multiyear broadcast extension. KMOX will continue to serve as the flagship station for Cardinals baseball through the 2024 season.

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KMOX will continue providing play-by-play coverage of all regular and postseason games, as well as select Spring Training games. The broadcast team of veteran announcers Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Ricky Horton and Mike Claiborne will also return in 2020 to handle the play-by-play coverage.

During the Cardinals’ partnership with KMOX, game broadcasts have consistently been among the top-rated radio programs in the St. Louis market.  As part of the extension, the Cardinals will continue selling advertising during the broadcast.

"We are honored to continue to work with the world class St. Louis Cardinals," said Becky Domyan, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom St. Louis. "News Radio 1120 KMOX and the Cardinals are synonymous institutions here in this great city and we couldn’t be more excited to continue this fantastic partnership."

The vast majority of the Cardinals Radio Network will also stay the same under the new arrangement.  The network consists of 147 stations in eight states (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee) and has the potential to reach 21.3 million people in 11 states. 

"We are thrilled to extend our agreement with our partners at KMOX and proud to continue the great tradition of broadcasting Cardinals baseball on the voice of St. Louis," said Bill DeWitt III, President, St. Louis Cardinals.

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In addition to game broadcasts, News Radio 1120 KMOX will also carry a variety of other Cardinals-related programming throughout the year, including the popular "Countdown to Opening Day" during the offseason.

KMOX has been the radio home of Cardinals baseball for more than 70 years in total, starting with the 1926 World Series against the New York Yankees. 

Besides tuning to 1120AM on your radio dial listeners can also hear the games on FM dials via an HD radio-capable device in the St. Louis area on sister stations 102.5 KEZK (KEZK-HD2).

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