ESPN 1460 Will Be the Broadcast Home of the Pippins
The Yakima Valley Pippins and TownSquare Media announced today that they have agreed to terms on a relationship, establishing ESPN 1460 Yakima as the exclusive English-language broadcast home of the Yakima Valley Pippins, every game, home and away. All l 60 games regular-season games, plus the 2014 WCL All-Star Game from Klamath Falls, Ore., will be broadcast live on ESPN 1460 KUTI, including streaming through the internet and mobile devices.
“We are excited to be partnering with one of the nation’s leading media groups, to ensure that fans throughout the Yakima Valley will be able to catch every play during our inaugural season,” said Zachary Fraser, Chief Operating Officer of the Pippins. “The resources they offer will help deliver a quality product to our customers through multiple platforms including mobile devices.”
In addition to ESPN 1460 KUTI, Townsquare Media also operates 92.9 FM The BULL, 107.3 KFFM, 99.3 FM/1280 AM KIT News talk, and KATS 94.5 in the Yakima market. This relationship will allow the Pippins to not only have every game broadcast live, but to create multi-platform promotional and community-engagement opportunities with the multiplicity of stations.
Ryan Rouillard will be the play by play announcer. He comes to Yakima after spending last summer broadcasting for the Victoria HarbourCats. You can listen to some of Ryan’s work by clicking here.
With the season only 77 days away, you can catch Rouillard’s interviews with a different Pippins player every week in “Pippin Profiles”, found online at pippinsbaseball.com. Fans can follow him on Twitter @Ryan_Rouillard for more updates leading up to the season.
The Yakima Valley Pippins will begin play at Yakima County Stadium on June 6th,against Wenatchee. Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 season, including full-season and partial-season packages, as well as select team merchandise. Those interested contact Noel Zanchelli at 206.271.7820 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org