D-Backs announce 2013 Radio Broadcast SchedulePosted: Updated:
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today their radio broadcast schedule, which includes all 162 regular season games and 11 Spring Training games on Arizona Sports 620. In Spring Training, fans will be able to hear more games than ever before, as 21 exhibition contests will be carried either on Arizona Sports 620, News/Talk 92.3 KTAR or on webcasts hosted at dbacks.com and three games will be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710 and JOSE 106.9 FM.
The first broadcast of the spring is February 23 at 1:10 p.m. when the D-backs open up Cactus League action against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Greg Schulte, who has been behind the mic for every major moment in D-backs history, returns to handle play-by-play duties for his 16th season, while former big league pitcher Tom Candiotti enters his eighth season as the D-backs' radio color analyst. Jeff Munn enters his 13th season as a member of the D-backs' broadcast team, serving as the secondary radio play-by-play announcer and pre- and postgame show host.
The D-backs began a new show during the offseason called "D-backs Hot Stove" hosted by Schulte and Munn with special guests that include D-backs players, coaches, executives and local and national media members that cover the team and the game of baseball. The show keeps fans up to date with news from around the game of baseball and how each move affects the D-backs. "D-backs Hot Stove" will continue throughout Spring Training.
Returning in 2013, is a half-hour postgame talk show called "Diamond Talk." The show, hosted by Munn, will follow the network postgame show after most regular season home games, adding an additional 35 hours of D-backs programming again this season. "Diamond Talk" will include analysis of the game and interviews from the clubhouse, while Munn will be joined each night by another member of the D-backs broadcast team. Fans will be encouraged to interact with the show via social media. Munn will also host "D-backs BP Show", a pregame show that starts half an hour before first pitch that features interviews, analysis and late–breaking news from around Major League Baseball.
This season will also offer popular weekly shows on Arizona Sports 620, featuring D-backs Manager Kirk Gibson, General Manager Kevin Towers and President & CEO Derrick Hall. Beginning in mid-March, Gibson will call-in each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to Burns & Gambo while Towers and Hall will be a part of Doug & Wolf at 2:30 each Wednesday (Towers) and 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Hall).
Once again, all 162 D-backs' regular season games will be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710 and JOSE 106.9 FM. In addition, three Spring Training games will be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710 and JOSE 106.9 FM, including the D-backs' March 5 game vs. the Mexico National Team at Salt River Fields on the heels of World Baseball Classic. Oscar Soria returns for his 15th full season as the play-by-play voice on D-backs Spanish-language broadcasts while Miguel Quintana will once again serve as the analyst, as he has done since 1999. Richard Saenz is back for his 11th season in the D-backs' radio booth, working as a fill-in color analyst.
The complete schedule is available at dbacks.com/broadcast.
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