Feb. 16, 2009
ATLANTA – With less than a week remaining until the start of the college baseball season, Georgia Tech received the welcome news that all 56 of its regular season games will be carried on radio in 2009.
WREK-FM (91.1), the 40,000-watt campus student station, is slated to air 46 games during the year, while AM 790 The Zone carries the remaining 10 regular season games.
“I am excited that Tech fans will have the chance to be a part of every game that we play this season since every game will be broadcast on radio,” Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall said. “We hope that people can see our games in person, especially when we are playing at home, but we do realize that we live in a busy city. So I’m happy that those people that can’t make it out to Russ Chandler Stadium can still listen to a game and be a part of it this year.”
The Yellow Jackets will also have a total of nine games broadcast on television in 2009, with a minimum of an additional 18 contests carried by various online video services. ACC Select, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s premier online video service, will broadcast 14 Yellow Jacket baseball games in 2009, while road games at Georgia, Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State will also have online video broadcasts available for purchase.
“Any time you can get on television, it is great for your program and for your fans,” Hall added. “(It’s great) not only the fans, but also for the parents that get a chance to see their kids play if they can’t make it in person. It’s also very good for recruiting, because kids from all over the Southeast have a chance to watch us play.”
Comcast Sports (CSS) is scheduled to air the Yellow Jackets’ home game against arch rival Georgia on March 25, as well as the entire three-game series at Miami March 27-29. Tech fans will also have the opportunity to watch the entire Florida State series on television, as SportSouth is slated to broadcast the series opener (May 8) and finale (May 10), while the middle game of the series can be viewed on the league’s regional sports network of FS South, SunSports, Comcast SportsNet and NESN as the ACC Game of the Week. FS South will also air two additional Yellow Jacket baseball games – March 24 against Georgia State and May 12 versus Georgia at Turner Field.
For a complete copy of Georgia Tech’s 2009 schedule, visit the baseball schedule page at Ramblinwreck.com. A printable version of Tech’s TV/Radio/Online video schedule can be found by clicking here or by visiting Ramblinwreck.com.