Zebulon, NC, May 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Carolina Mudcats (www.carolinamudcats.com), Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, has expanded its games coverage on radio and through its website courtesy of its partnership with Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC, a new company founded by longtime Mudcats “Voice” Patrick Kinas and Florida-based advertising executive Joe Bourdow. Kinas serves as regular play-by-play announcer, and Bourdow will provide color commentary for as many as 40 games this season. The flagship stations for radio coverage are WDWG 98.5 (www.bigdawg985.com), the “Big DAWG in Country,” in Rocky Mount and Raleigh-based WQDR-AM (www.countrylegends570.com), “Country Legends 570 AM,” formerly known as WDOX. Together these two stations reach a potential audience of more than a million listeners. WDWG will air all games live, with WQDR broadcasting nearly a full schedule. All regular season and championship games will be streamed live free on the Internet via the Carolina Mudcats website as well. Play-by-Play Sports Properties is the first such company to license broadcast rights from a minor league team. Action on the Mudcats Baseball Network starts with the Amtrak Pregame Show 15 minutes before the first pitch (most Mudcats home games start at 7:15 p.m. weeknights, 6:15 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays).
“The ability of Play-by-Play Sports Properties to cover all of our games is a big boost for Mudcats fans who are unable to see the contests at our stadium or when the team plays an away game,” said Steve Bryant, owner of the Mudcats. “Mudcats Radio provides us with exposure for our fans across the globe including the Internet coverage, and we are appreciative of their devoted support for the team.”
New Media Content:
Mudcats Facebook page
Mudcats Twitter page
- A former “Southern League Sportscaster of The Year,” Kinas is covering the Mudcats for his 12th consecutive season. He also serves as the radio voice of N.C. State women’s basketball and regional TV play-by-play broadcaster for East Carolina Pirates football and men’s basketball games.
- Bourdow has shared play-by-play and color duties with Kinas in the Mudcats booth since 2003.
- Kinas is president of Play-by-Play Sports Properties, while Bourdow is chairman.
- For more information on Play-By-Play Sports Properties, visit www.mudcatsradio.com.
About the Carolina Mudcats:
The Carolina Mudcats is Wake County’s hometown professional baseball team, located in Zebulon, N.C. The Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Mudcats play in the North Division of the Southern League at home in Five County Stadium off U.S. 264 near Franklin, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties. The Mudcats have been an established minor-league fan favorite in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Clayton, Louisburg, and surrounding towns and communities since 1991. Offering everything from fireworks to weekly promotions and group event nights from April through September, with seating ranging from inexpensive general admission to luxury suite rentals, the Carolina Mudcats provide a fun and exciting afternoon or evening of entertainment for casual and hardcore baseball fans alike. For more information, call (919) 269-2287 or visit www.carolinamudcats.com.
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