The Tucson Padres and Cumulus Radio Tucson have announced that all 2013 Tucson Padres games will air on 1290 AM The Source. The new agreement gives fans an opportunity to follow the T-Pads on a sports-based station, while making the station the exclusive home of baseball in Tucson, as 1290 AM The Source also carries University of Arizona baseball action.
"This new radio deal is exciting news for our fans," said Mike Feder, Tucson Padres general manager. "1290 AM The Source has a strong signal and airs sports programming all day. It is a great fit for us."
1290 AM The Source is the exclusive home of University of Arizona Athletics. The station is a CBS Sports Radio affiliate, and is southern Arizona's home for The Dan Patrick Show, The Doug Gottlieb Show, The Jim Rome Show and Arizona Cardinals football. The station also features In the House with Kevin Woodman and Rob Lantz each weekday from 3-6 p.m.
"Cumulus Radio Tucson and 1290 AM The Source are extremely excited about our broadcast partnership, and being the new home of the Tucson Padres for the 2013 baseball season," said Ken Kowalcek, market manager for Cumulus Radio Tucson. "All of us at Cumulus Radio and 1290 AM The Source look forward to 'hitting one out of the park' this season by partnering with Mike Feder and his team at the Tucson Padres."
Most Tucson Padres games will air live. When the T-Pads are playing at the same time as the Arizona Wildcats, Padres games will air on tape delay after the Wildcats game. All Padres games will stream live via www.tucsonpadres.com online.
Play-by-play broadcaster Tim Hagerty returns for his third season as voice of the Tucson Padres and his 10th season in Minor League Baseball. All game broadcasts will have 10-minute pregame and postgame shows.
The first Tucson Padres broadcast in 2013 airs on Thu, April 4, at 5:25 p.m. live from Salt Lake City. The Padres first home game is Fr, April 12 vs. Fresno at 7:05 p.m. For Tucson Padres season tickets or vouchers, please call (520) 434-1367 or visit www.tucsonpadres.com online.
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