The weather is still cold outside (and a nasty storm is supposed to hit this weekend), but baseball season is getting closer and closer. Another sign of the impending baseball season is that the Cardinals have released the radio and TV broadcast schedule for the 2014 season. More spring training games are being broadcast than ever before, which is wonderful for those of us who are starving for baseball. You can read all of the details below.
CARDINALS ANNOUNCE 2014 TV & RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
All regular season games broadcast on the Cardinals Radio Network and televised
ST. LOUIS, MO (February 27, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that every 2014 regular season game will be televised locally or nationally as well as broadcast on the Cardinals Radio Network.
In their 21st season with the team, FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to carry 150 games in its fourth full season as the exclusive local TV home of the Cardinals. FOX Sports Midwest will also continue to produce the Cardinals Live pre and postgame shows for every regular season telecast on the network. This season, each telecast will originate from the network’s new television studio on the second level of Ballpark Village overlooking the FOX Sports Midwest Live! marketplace.
In 2013, Cardinals telecasts on FOX Sports Midwest generated the 2nd highest local market television ratings in Major League Baseball, the 14th straight year in which the Cardinals ranked among the top three teams. FOX Sports Midwest-produced Cardinals telecasts are shown in nine states and available in approximately four million homes.
Ten regular season games are currently scheduled to be carried exclusively as part of Major League Baseball’s national television packages with FOX (aired locally on KTVI), ESPN and new this year, FOX Sports 1. The September 20 and 21 games against the Cincinnati Reds are yet to be scheduled but will be carried by FOX Sports Midwest or be nationally televised. The schedule is subject to change based on future Major League Baseball national television selections.
A team record 18 Grapefruit League Spring Training games will also be televised live, starting Friday, February 28 on FOX Sports Midwest. An all-time high 15 games will air on FOX Sports Midwest, with additional games on MLB Network and ESPN.
In addition to televised game coverage, KMOX (AM 1120), the team’s flagship radio station, will carry every regular season game, as well as 18 Spring Training games on the Cardinals Radio Network and various shows live from Ballpark Village. This year marks KMOX’s fourth season returning as the flagship station and 54th year overall. Broadcasters Mike Shannon and John Rooney are heard on 126 radio stations in nine Midwest states as part of the Cardinals Radio Network.
A complete 2014 regular season broadcast schedule follows.
The first spring training game tomorrow, and the broadcast starts at noon CST on FOX Sports Midwest. Hopefully, the game will still be on when I get home from the hospital after my procedure. Thanks for reading! See you next time!