Seattle Mariners Radio Network

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The Mariners Radio Network is the name applied to the radio stations which carry Seattle Mariners baseball games throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.[1] Alaska Airlines currently serves as the primary sponsor for the network.

Stations are listed by state, then city. All stations broadcast on the AM band unless otherwise noted.

The announcers for the 2010 season were Dave Niehaus with play-by-play from the bottom of the fourth through the bottom of the fifth and again from the top of the eighth until the end of the game and Rick Rizzs with play-by-play starting from the top of the first through the top of the fourth and again for the sixth and seventh innings. If the Mariners went to extra innings, Niehaus did the odd innings and Rizzs did the even innings. [2] Niehaus died on November 10, 2010. For the 2011 season, Rizzs teamed with a rotating group of former Mariners announcers and players, including Ron Fairly, Ken Wilson, Ken Levine, Dave Valle, and Dan Wilson;[3] this lineup was again used in the 2012 season.[4] Aaron Goldsmith joined Rizzs as the club's radio announcing team at the start of the 2013 season. [5]

Flagship history[edit]

With the start of the 2009 season, the network's flagship station is once again KIRO 710 in Seattle, which became an affiliate of ESPN Radio in April 2009. Rival station KOMO 1000 had the broadcast rights for six seasons (2003-08). The original flagship station for the franchise was KVI 570, which carried the broadcasts for the M's first eight seasons (1977-84) and the Seattle Pilots' only season (1969). KIRO's first run as the flagship station was for eighteen seasons (1985-2002).[6]

Stations[edit]

English Language Stations
Callsign Frequency Location
KTZN 550 Anchorage, Alaska
KINY 800 Juneau, Alaska
KTKN 930 Ketchikan, Alaska
KIFW 1230 Sitka, Alaska
CKST 1040 Vancouver, British Columbia
KVNI 1080 Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
KRLC 1350 Lewiston, Idaho
KLER 1300 Orofino, Idaho
KTHH 990 Albany/Corvallis, Oregon
KTIX 1240 Pendleton, Oregon
KFXX 1080 Portland, Oregon
KBDF (FM) 107.7 Roseburg, Oregon
KXRO 1320 Aberdeen, Washington
KPUG 1170 Bellingham, Washington
KELA 1470 Centralia/Chehalis, Washington
KXLE 1240 Ellensburg, Washington
KRKZ 1490 Forks, Washington
KLOG 1490 Kelso, Washington
KWIQ 1020 Moses Lake, Washington
KBRC 1430 Mount Vernon, Washington
KONP 1450 Port Angeles, Washington
KIRO 710 Seattle, Washington (Flagship station)
KTTH 770 Seattle, Washington (When Seahawks games are on KIRO)
KMAS 1030 Shelton, Washington
KXLX 700 Spokane, Washington
KJOX 1340 Tri-Cities, Washington
KMTT 910 Vancouver, Washington
KGDC 1320 Walla Walla, Washington
KKRT 900 Wenatchee, Washington
KTCR 1390 Yakima, Washington
Spanish Language Stations
Callsign Frequency Location
KBRO 1490 Seattle/Bremerton, Washington
KNTB 1480 Tacoma/Lakewood, Washington
KNTB (FM) 92.1 Tacoma/Puyallup, Washington
KLDY 1280 Olympia/Lacey, Washington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcast Affiliates". Mariners Baseball: The official site of the Seattle Mariners. March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ Seattle Mariners Official Site - Broadcasters Biographies
  3. ^ Johns, Greg (2011-01-19). "Mariners to use committee to fill Niehaus' spot". MLB.com. 
  4. ^ Johns, Greg (2011-12-01). "Mariners to stick with rotating radio booth in '12". MLB.com. 
  5. ^ Stone, Larry (2013-01-17). "Mariners Add Aaron Goldsmith to Broadcast Team". seattletimes.com. 
  6. ^ The Seattle Times - "Seattle Mariners broadcasts returning to KIRO radio," - 2008-07-23 - accessed 2011-09-14