MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 12, 2019) - For the fourth consecutive season, The CW21 (WWMB) will broadcast select Myrtle Beach Pelicans home games. The Sinclair Broadcast affiliate will televise every single Pelicans Saturday home game throughout the 2019 season. The first of 10 broadcasts is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, when the Birds host the Lynchburg Hillcats, affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
"We are excited to once again be the exclusive television partner of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball during the 2019 season," stated WWMB CW21 General Manager Bill Ballard. "Pelicans Baseball is one more example of how WWMB CW21 & WPDE ABC15 are committed to local sports in our community. Not only will we air Pelicans games, we'll also air ACC Basketball, ACC Football, the South Carolina High School Basketball Championships, High School Football Championships and this fall we will continue to air High School Football games. Our commitment to local sports remains far and above any other broadcaster in the area."
Each Pelicans broadcast will begin at 6 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. game. The complete channel listing for The CW21 is as follows:
- 16 (HTC)
- 816 (HTC)
- 1212 (Spectrum)
- 1213 (Spectrum Surfside)
- 8 (Spectrum)
- 21 (DirecTV Local & DishNet Local)
- 7842 (Dish Network)
Zach Bigley begins his first season as the Pelicans' lead broadcaster after serving in an assistant role in 2018 and will handle the play-by-play on all CW21 telecasts. He will be joined in the booth by a variety of color commentators, including Myrtle Beach High School head baseball coach Tim Christy.
A radio broadcast for all 140 Pelicans games is streamed at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn, which is a free download on all mobile devices. MiLB.tv, a subscription-based service, offers a video stream for all 70 home games and select road games.
The Pelicans' 2019 season kicks off on April 4 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Season tickets are available now. For more information or to purchase tickets visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com or call 843-918-6000.
ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.