CARDINALS ANNOUNCE 2023 REGULAR SEASON TV & RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Bally Sports Midwest Serves as TV Home of Cardinals for 30th Season; 10 Games to be Nationally Televised
John Rooney & Ricky Horton Back for 2nd Season as Lead Team on KMOX & Cardinals Radio Network
Club Launches New Spanish Radio Network to Expand Reach of Broadcasts to Spanish-Speaking Fans
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 21, 2023 – The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that every 2023 regular season game will be televised locally or nationally as well as broadcast on KMOX and the Cardinals Radio Network. Additionally, all 81 home games will feature live Spanish radio broadcasts.
Bally Sports Midwest will be the television home of the team for the 30th season. The regional sports network will televise most regular season games. Coverage starts and ends with the Cardinals Live pre- and postgame shows, live from the network’s studio in Ballpark Village. Chip Caray begins his first season as the play-by-play voice of Cardinals television broadcasts and will be joined by World Series champion Brad Thompson and Cards Hall of Famer Jim Edmonds as analysts to call game action. In addition, KMOX Sports Director & Anchor Tom Ackerman, new to the Cards television team, will handle play-by-play duties for eight games this season.
Jim Hayes, Scott Warmann and Alexa Datt, will serve as reporters and hosts. Former Redbirds pitchers Al Hrabosky, in his 40th season as part of the Cards TV team, and Ricky Horton will serve as pre- and postgame studio analysts, along with Edmonds and Thompson.
Bally Sports Midwest will also continue to air new episodes of Cardinals Insider, the Emmy-nominated 30-minute weekly television program hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith each Sunday, and the weekly Cardinals Kids Show with Fredbird and Brad Thompson on Saturdays.
Bally Sports Midwest’s regular season coverage kicks off on Opening Day, Thursday, March 30, with an expanded Cardinals Live pregame beginning at 1:30 PM CT.
Cards programming on Bally Sports Midwest also streams on the Bally Sports app and on BallySports.com for fans who sign in with their pay-TV login and password.
Currently, 10 regular season games will be carried exclusively on either FOX (6), ESPN (2), Apple TV+ (1) or Peacock (1) as part of Major League Baseball’s national television packages. The television schedule is subject to change.
In addition to televised game coverage, KMOX 1120 AM, the team’s flagship radio station, and nearly all of the Cardinals Radio Network stations, will carry every regular season game. Games will also be simulcast locally on 98.7 FM and stream on KMOX.com.
John Rooney (18th season in St. Louis, 52nd overall) will be accompanied in the booth by Ricky Horton, who will celebrate his 25th season as a team broadcaster, for all Cards contests this year. Mike Claiborne returns for his 18th year as part of the radio team to assist with broadcasts while Tom Ackerman, Matt Pauley and Joe Pott will serve as pre- and postgame hosts on KMOX.
This year marks KMOX’s 13th consecutive season as the flagship station and 66th year overall. The Cardinals Radio Network consists of 147 radio stations across eight states.
The team, in cooperation with WIJR 880 AM La Tremenda, will once again produce Spanish-language radio broadcasts for all St. Louis home games during the 2023 regular season.
Play-by-play announcer Polo Ascencio and former MLB catcher and World Series champion Bengie Molina return for their eighth season to provide Hispanic and Latino fans with a way to follow the Cards in their native language. All 81 broadcasts, including the two-game London Series against the Chicago Cubs, will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB app.
The organization has also established a new Cardinals Spanish Radio Network to expand the reach of their Spanish radio broadcasts with four additional stations in Missouri (KXOK 102.9 FM in St. Louis, KRHW 1520 AM / 98.9 FM in Sikeston, and KQMO 97.7 FM in Shell Knob) and two stations in Indiana (WITZ 990 AM / 99.1 FM in Jasper). WIJR 880 AM will serve as the club’s flagship Spanish radio station.
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