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The Royals and 610 Sports Radio (KCSP) today announced that all of the club’s 162 regular season games will air on 610 Sports in 2011, including Sunday contests. The 2011 broadcast schedule kicks off this Sunday, February 27th, with Kansas City’s Cactus League opener against the Texas Rangers. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:05 Central time.
2011 will mark the 43rd season behind the microphone for Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews. The 2007 Ford C. Frick Award winner will share play-by-play duties with 13-time Kansas Sportscaster of the Year Bob Davis. Pre-game host Steve Stewart joins Matthews and Davis in the booth for his fourth season with the club. Ryan Lefebvre will join the radio team for non-televised games. Broadcasts on the Royals Radio Network are produced and engineered by Don Free, who is in his 26th year at the controls.
The Royals and KWTO-AM 560 in Springfield, Mo. have entered into an agreement for the station to carry the Royals Radio Network.
KWTO, founded in 1933, is one of the strongest and most iconic radio stations in the Royals’ eight-state region. The 5,000-watt signal can be heard throughout southwest and western Missouri, including the Lake of the Ozarks and Kansas City, throughout a majority of eastern Kansas, into Oklahoma and in northwest Arkansas as far south as Fort Smith. Locally-owned and operated, KWTO-AM 560 will carry all 162 regular season Royals games.
The Royals Radio Network will continue to be one of the largest in baseball in 2011, consisting of over 90 affiliates in eight states.
The Royals Radio Network will feature a father and son duo for tonight’s 6:05 Central start in Cleveland. The radio team of Bob Davis and Steve Stewart will be joined by a second Davis, Bob’s son Steven. The younger Davis just finished his third season as the voice of the Double-A NW Arkansas Naturals. Steven Davis spent the previous three seasons calling the action for Kansas City’s rookie affiliate in Idaho Falls.
While Steven will help the radio team throughout the weekend, Thursday will be the only pairing with his father. Bob will return home to call Saturday’s football game between KU and New Mexico State.
The countdown clock at royals.com reads 13 days, 15 hours, 2 minutes (and ticking) until pitchers and catchers report to Surprise. Today, the Royals released their Spring Training radio schedule. 610 Sports in Kansas City will air 20 spring games, and all contests will be webcast on royals.com. Denny Matthews, Bob Davis, Steve Stewart, and Ryan Lefebvre will split the Spring play-by-play duties with Stewart handling the webcasts.
A subscription to MLB Gameday Audio is required for the webcasts.
The 2009 Spring Training radio broadcast schedule:
Wednesday February 25 @ Texas 2:05 p.m.
Thursday February 26 Texas 2:05 p.m.
Friday February 27 @ San Francisco 2:05 p.m.
Saturday February 28 San Diego 2:05 p.m.
Monday March 2 San Francisco 2:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 3 Cleveland 2:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 4 @ Texas 2:05 p.m.
Friday March 6 Texas 2:05 p.m.
Monday March 9 @ Chicago Cubs 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 11 Seattle 3:05 p.m.
Monday March 16 @ Chicago White Sox 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 18 Seattle 8:05 p.m.
Monday March 23 @ San Diego 3:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 24 Oakland 8:05 p.m.
Monday March 30 Chicago Cubs 3:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 31 @ Oakland 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday April 1 Colorado 3:05 p.m.
Thursday April 2 @ Texas 2:05 p.m.
Friday April 3 @ Texas (Frisco, TX) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday April 4 @ Texas (Arlington, TX) 1:05 p.m.
*All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change
In the past, he’s been in the Royals Radio booth. This season, he is camping out in the FSN Kansas City TV booth. He’s down in the dugout during batting practice. He’s in the clubhouse before the game asking the tough questions. And, he’s even in the Press Club eating a quick dinner before jumping behind the mic.
Well, today, along with being at U.S. Cellular Field to broadcast the Royals 7:11 p.m. contest against the White Sox, Ryan Lefebvre will also be in front of the computer, answering your questions as part of the Royals Relay Chat Series.
In his 10th season as a Royals broadcaster and his 14th in the Major Leagues, Lefebvre will chat with fans at 2 p.m. (CT) today – Tuesday, June 3. To participate in the afternoon chat, you need to register here on royals.com.
In case you are just joining the Royals monthly chat series, here is a list of the past participants – click on each name to read the full transcripts:
- May 6, 2008 – RHP Gil Meche
- April 1, 2008 – 1B/DH Billy Butler
- March 4, 2008 – RHP Brian Bannister
- Feb. 5, 2008 – Assistant GM Dean Taylor
- Jan. 15, 2008 – OF Mark Teahen
- Dec. 4, 2007 – VP Kevin Uhlich
- Nov. 6, 2007 – Manager Trey Hillman
- Oct. 2, 2007 – Former Manager Buddy Bell
- Sept. 4, 2007 – GM Dayton Moore