The Mariners will maintain 710 ESPN as their flagship radio station, announcing today a multi-year contract extension with the Bonneville Seattle Media Group. The Mariners returned three years ago to 710, which was their radio home from 1985 to 2002 before a stint with KOMO 1000.
“Our relationship with Bonneville Seattle Media Group and 710 ESPN Seattle is an important one for our franchise,” team president Chuck Armstrong said in a press release. “With its powerful signal and sports format, we are natural partners for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest.”
The new agreement includes all Mariners regular season games, a minimum of 20 spring training games, pre-game and post-game programming as well as off-season Hot Stove League Shows. The Mariners will continue to employ the announcers and producer-engineer for the game coverage.
“It has been a pleasure working with the Seattle Mariners for the past three years and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the years to come,” 710 ESPN Seattle general manager, Dave Pridemore said in the press release. “Combined with our additional coverage of the team on MyNorthwest.com, we are striving to maintain our status as the number one place for fans to find Mariners news and information.”