Carolina Mudcats, Play-By-Play Sports Join Forces

First Minor League Team To License Rights To Outside Company, Which Expands Network

By Patrick Kinas / Carolina Mudcats | December 4, 2009 10:38 AM

Zebulon, NC --- The Carolina Mudcats have announced a new licensing agreement with Play-by-Play Sports, LLC a new company founded by longtime Mudcats "Voice" Patrick Kinas and Florida-based advertising executive Joe Bourdow. In turn, Play-By-Play Sports Properties (PBPSP) is announcing this morning an expanded home and away radio and internet coverage for 2010.

WDWG 98.5 FM, the 16,000-watt "Big Dawg" in Rocky Mount and WDOX 570-AM in Raleigh will act as the flagship stations for the radio network. WDWG will air all games live, with WDOX broadcasting nearly a full schedule. In addition, all regular season and championship series games will be streamed live free on the Internet on via www.carolinamudcats.com - the official website of the Carolina Mudcats.

Kinas, President of PBPSP, will be responsible for all radio advertising sales and production of the game broadcasts. Kinas returns to the Mudcats broadcast booth for his 12th consecutive season and is a former "Southern League Sportscaster of the Year." Kinas is also well known to area fans as the radio voice of N.C. State women's basketball and regional TV play-by-play broadcaster for East Carolina Pirates football and men's basketball, games televised locally on WITN-NBC (Greenville, NC), and regionally on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) based in Baltimore, MD and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), a regional sports network located in Atlanta.

Bourdow, Chairman of PBPSP, is a former radio station owner and small business owner. Bourdow has joined Kinas in the Mudcats booth regularly since 2003 sharing both play-by-play and color duties. He is retiring this fall as national President of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc. after 31 years with the national company. Valpak's familiar blue coupon envelopes reach over 44 million homes monthly across the United States and Canada including significant distribution in the Raleigh-Durham area through local franchise owners Fred and Cathi Cox.

"Mudcats fans will be able to hear our games from Raleigh to Roanoke Rapids this season," said Steve Bryant the Mudcats' owner. "We believe this significantly expanded broadcast exposure will be great for our fans and help us build on our attendance at Five Country Stadium next year," Bryant said. Over 260,000 people visited the Zebulon ballpark last season to watch the AA minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Area businesses interested in advertising on the 2010 Mudcats Radio Network can reach Patrick Kinas at (919) 291-7918 or get more information at the company's website: www.mudcatsradio.com.

The 2010 season begins on April 8th on the road against the Birmingham Barons, with the home opener at Five County Stadium on April 14th against the Montgomery Biscuits.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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