A Couple Of Broadcast News Items

MASN to televise five games, Nats get an FM radio partner

It hasn’t been formally announced yet, but MASN will televise five Nationals game and for the second year in a row, not one of them will be a Nationals-Orioles game!

Circle your calendar for these five dates:

Sunday, March 6th vs. Atlanta

Friday, March 11th vs. Houston*

Saturday, March 12th vs. New York Yankees

Sunday, March 20th vs. Detroit

Friday, March 25th vs. St. Louis

* Split-squad = Best chance to see prospects

ESPN, as you might imagine, is not planning to broadcast any Nationals games. MLB Network has not announced its slate for March yet, but best bets would be for one of the Nats-Mets matchups on March 8th and 15th.

The second item probably only matters to you if you don’t live within 10 miles of DC or if you’re not an XM Radio subscriber, but in all likelihood the Nationals’ new broadcast partner will be 106.7FM. For those of you who insist on listening to a crappy AM signal, you’ll be glad to know that WFED 1500AM will be retained for broadcasting to North of DC, and gives the Nationals an alternative for whenever there’s a conflict with (regular-season, obviously) Wizards broadcasts.

Dan Steinberg also notes that non-holiday midweek day games will be broadcast on 1580 AM, the CBS-owned sister station to WJFK, noteworthy to those who don’t subscribe or cannot access Gameday Audio.

Charlie Slowes and Dave Jaegler are expected to return for their sixth season together.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

5 thoughts on “A Couple Of Broadcast News Items”

  1. Last year it was Strasburg and this year I am sure they hope for big ratings for a kid named Bryce Harper!

  2. I am going down to spring training on March 9th. Will see the Mets, Astros, and Yankees as well as the minor leagues on off days. Can’t wait to see Harper close up!

    1. I did read that article and I believe that it may have gotten some commentary on another thread. I read the follow-up article on it as well. Rijo is still suing the club and claims that he wasn’t involved in the payments or know the kids actual identity. Still, it seems pretty much like gross incompetence for him not to have an idea and like Bowden, he had to take a fall too. What did he expect the organization to do?

      DR is certainly the Wild Wild West and I’m glad that we’re at least getting younger with what appears to be competent stewardship.

Comments are closed.