The Lake County Captains will have a new flagship radio home in 2009 as the team has reached an agreement with Media One Group of northeast Ohio to make Star 97.1 WREO the new Captains flagship station.The Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Sally League) will have a new flagship radio home in 2009 as the team has reached an agreement with Media One Group of northeast Ohio to make Star 97.1 WREO the new Captains flagship station. The majority of all regular and post-season Captains games will be heard on Star 97.1 WREO, with select weekday day games airing on ESPN 970AM WFUN, which is also owned by Media One Group.
"We are very excited about this new partnership and feel that our fans will benefit from the expanded signal coverage that Star will bring to us," Captains VP and General Manager Brad Seymour explained. "We look forward to teaming with Media One Group and working toward building a long term partnership that will help grow our fan base and expand Media One’s visibility in our area."
"The Lake County Captains are a class organization with a family friendly entertainment venue offering competitive minor league baseball for the past 6 years", Media One Group VP/GM Dana Schulte added. "Our new affiliation with the Captains will offer our Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga and Ashtabula County listeners and the Captains continually growing fan base the opportunity to follow the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians within a 100 mile radius."
AM 1330 WELW, which has carried Captains baseball broadcasts since the team’s inaugural year in 2003, will continue to broadcast games on the Captains radio network.
“WELW has been a very important part of our team and we look to continue our partnership for many years”, Seymour added. “They are an important part of the Lake County community and we value our relationship with them.”
Star 97.1 is a 50,000-watt FM station with an east to west coverage area that ranges from the west side of Cleveland to Erie, PA and has southern coverage to Youngstown. This is the first year that Star 97.1 will carry Captains games.