SYRACUSE — Two more pro sports adds to the lineup at The New ESPN Radio (WTLA/WSGO). The stations, which include the two AMs and two FM translators (97.7 and 100.1) will be carrying all Boston Red Sox games this season, as well as The Masters Tournament.
In a press release, Galaxy says this is the first time any local radio station has provided coverage of all Red Sox games for an entire season. Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Communications says, “This should make fans of both teams of the greatest rivalry in sports happy! Red Sox Nation will now hear their team play-by-play and diehard Yankee fans like myself can keep a close ear on ‘the enemy.'”
That rivalry will begin on day one: the Red Sox open their season at home, against the Yankees, this coming Sunday. First pitch is set for 8:05pm, while pregame coverage begins at 7:35.
And it won’t just be a rivalry on the field at Fenway Park, but a rivalry amongst local broadcasters: while Sox radio broadcasters Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien call the game on the local ESPN Radio affiliates, Yankees broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman will be heard on Clear Channel’s Newsradio 570 WSYR, calling the same game from their own perspective.
Galaxy announced their ESPN stations will also carry The Masters Tournament live from April 8-11. The tournament has been getting more media attention than usual this year, because it’s where Tiger Woods is expected to return to golf, following some controversy in his personal life.