The Saint John Sea Dogs are moving up the radio dial.
The team announced today a new radio partnership that will see all regular season and playoff games broadcast on NewSong FM 96.1. Games will be broadcast on the FM dial and online at newsongfm.ca.
The agreement with the Christian radio station begins this fall and runs through the 2015-16 season.
Sea Dogs games have been broadcast on News 88.9 since the 2006-07 season but faced an uncertain future with Rogers selling the station to Newcap. The CRTC finally approved the sale this past March and Newcap will reportedly flip the station into an Adult Contemporary format “appealing to listeners between 25 and 54 years of age.”
NewSong FM’s game broadcasts will feature the same things News 88.9 delivered – pre-game shows, post-game shows, and Tim Roszell on the microphone.
"NewSong FM is delighted to become partners with the Saint John Sea Dogs," said NewSong FM General Manager Don Mabee in a release. "What a great combination. As we head into our 15th year of broadcasting in the city, we are pleased to present these games to our community, especially during the Sea Dogs' tenth anniversary year."
“We’re really excited to be the new radio home of the Saint John Sea Dogs,” said NewSong FM Program Director Terry Hatfield on the station’s website. “As we head into our 15th year of broadcasting and the Sea Dogs celebrate their 10th anniversary year, it’s actually a combination of 25 years of bringing ‘family entertainment' to our community, and we look forward to covering the games.”
The broadcasts begin with Saint John’s season opener on September 12 in Charlottetown.