SBD/August 18, 2011/Media

Walking In Memphis: Grizzlies Move Radio Broadcasts To ESPN-Affiliated Stations

Grizzlies games will be simulcast on both ESPN Radio 92.9 Memphis and ESPN Radio 680 Memphis "for at least the next three seasons,” according to Ronald Tillery of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. The new multiyear agreement “brings to an end" the Grizzlies' deal with WRBO FM, which had “offered a stronger signal (100,000 watts),” but the team was “enticed by the sports programming ESPN (10,000 watts) will provide surrounding its broadcasts.” Grizzlies radio play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine will “continue to team with color analysts Hank McDowell and Elliot Perry” on game broadcasts during the season. Hasseltine additionally “will host a new show" on the station from 2:00-4:00pm Monday through Friday (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 8/18). The stations also broadcast MLB Cardinals and Titans games (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/17).
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