The 2013 season will mark the 11th that Fox Sports 1350 has been the flagship station for the Akron Aeros. They have been the flagship station for all four of the Aeros' Eastern League championships, beginning in the first year of the partnership in 2003.
"The Aeros are proud and excited to extend our agreement with Fox Sports 1350. They have proven to be an excellent partner and the go-to destination for everything Akron Aeros on the radio. This agreement will strengthen new team owner Ken Babby's goal of connecting with the community and offering first-class, exciting, and affordable family fun," said Jim Pfander, Akron Aeros general manager and chief operating officer.
"There is nothing better than sitting in the backyard listening to baseball in the summer. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Akron Aeros," said Keith Kennedy, regional programming manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
The 2013 season will be the second for the broadcast team of Jim Clark and Dave Wilson on Fox Sports 1350.
It will be the 21st season for Clark as "The Voice of the Aeros." He started with the franchise in 1990 when it was the Canton-Akron Indians (1990, 1992-94) and has been behind the microphone all 16 years since the team moved to Canal Park and became the Akron Aeros in 1997. For the past 31 years, Clark has also served as the sports information director at Walsh University, where he has broadcasted basketball games for all 31 years and 18 years of football. In addition, he has worked for WAKR radio and Akron's TV-23, as well as broadcasting for Time-Warner for LeBron James's senior season at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
Wilson returns for his second year as a member of the Aeros' broadcast team. Since 1991, he has logged over 16 years calling the play-by-play for over 2,000 Minor League Baseball games, including four years with the Lake County Captains and three years with the Louisville Redbirds. Wilson does radio play-by-play for Kent State women's basketball and Case Western Reserve football, while also working basketball and baseball state championship games on the OHSAA Radio Network. On the television side, Wilson is the play-by-play announcer for Time Warner Cable's high school football and basketball "Game of the Week."
Fox Sports 1350 is Akron's only all-sports station featuring Dan Patrick, Jay Mohr, Akron sports talk with Joe Dunn, plus live coverage of the University of Akron Zips, Kent State Golden Flashes, and Akron Aeros baseball.
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The Aeros are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. In the just-completed 2012 season, the Aeros had the best regular-season record in all of Double-A baseball and won the Eastern League Championship for the fourth time in team history. The team begins its 17th season in Akron on April 4, 2013, with a 6:05 p.m. game against the Binghamton Mets at Canal Park. For more information, call the Aeros at 330-253-5151 or visit www.akronaeros.com. The Aeros are on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheAkronAeros and Twitter @AkronAeros.