Round Rock Express games will be heard on a new radio station this season.
The team announced Monday it is moving the broadcasts from 104.9 The Horn to AM 1300 The Zone, one of several local stations owned by San Antonio-based iHeartMedia.
“We are thrilled to partner with the great team at iHeartMedia and AM 1300 The Zone to continue to expand the reach of the Express broadcasts across Central Texas,” Express president Chris Almendarez said. “In addition, our fans will have access to extended coverage of not only the team, but all of the happenings at Dell Diamond around our games. We are looking forward to an exciting partnership with the entire iHeartMedia family in 2018 and beyond.”
The deal gives AM 1300 The Zone exclusive rights to air all 140 regular season games, as well as playoff games, the Pacific Coast League all-star game and the Triple-A National Championship game.
In addition to being heard on the radio, the games will also air on the iHeartRadio app and at AM1300TheZone.com.
“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership,” said Matt Martin, iHeartMedia’s president for the Austin/San Antonio region. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Ryan Sanders Baseball team in multiple markets, and they are a world-class organization. The Round Rock Express is a top-notch entertainment establishment and a community leader, and this partnership not only expands iHeartMedia’s sports footprint, but creates an amazing community synergy in the Austin area.”
Mike Capps will continue as the play-by-play voice of the Express, the team said.
The Express open their season April 5.