BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons and iHeartMedia are excited to announce the broadcast rights for the 2017 Southern League season, continuing to make WERC-FM News Radio 105.5 the exclusive home for Barons baseball. All 140 regular season games plus any additional postseason games will be heard exclusively over the air on WERC and streamed online across the country.
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with iHeartMedia and provide the Barons fans two great ways to follow all Barons baseball games throughout the 2017 season," said Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson. "We value our relationship with all their radio stations in the market and look forward to another fun season of Barons baseball."
Broadcaster Curt Bloom will return for his 26th season behind the microphone as the voice of the Barons, starting with the Coca-Cola pregame show 10 minutes prior to first pitch.
"iHeartMedia Birmingham and 105.5 WERC are so pleased in our continued partnership for the 2017 season," Ray Quinn, Area President for iHeartMedia said. "We have enjoyed a long relationship and look forward to continued success together."
Birmingham opens the 2017 season on Thursday, April 6th on the road against the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Barons open the home portion of their 2017 season at Regions Field on Wednesday, April 12th against the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. For ticket information, game schedule, promotions calendar or for additional information about Regions Field, call (205) 988-3200 or visit www.barons.com, www.facebook.com/birminghambarons or on Twitter: @bhambarons.
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