MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 14, 2017) - After televising seven games during Myrtle Beach's championship 2016 campaign, CW21 (WWMB) will broadcast every single Pelicans weekend home game throughout the 2017 season. The first of 20 telecasts is set for 7 pm. on Saturday, April 15, when the Birds host the Lynchburg Hillcats in a rematch of the 2016 Mills Cup Championship Series.
"We are excited to partner with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans again this year to bring the excitement of live Pelicans baseball to the community," said WWMB CW21 general manager Billy Huggins.
Each Saturday broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. for a 7:05 p.m. game. All Sunday telecasts start at 6 p.m. for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch, with the exception of the following dates: May 7, May 14 and August 27; each of these games will be played at 3:05 p.m., with CW21 beginning coverage at 3 p.m.
The complete channel CW21 channel listing is as follows:
- 16 (HTC)
- 816 (HTC)
- 1212 (Time Warner Cable)
- 1213 (Time Warner Cable Surfside)
- 8 (Time Warner Cable)
- 21 (DirecTV Local & DishNet Local)
- 7842 (Dish Network)
Scott Kornberg returns for his second season as the Pelicans' lead broadcaster 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 former Major Leaguer Lloyd Merritt, and Myrtle Beach High School head baseball coach Tim Christy.
A radio broadcast of all Pelicans games are 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, still offers a video stream for all 70 home games and select road games.
The 2017 season will be the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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