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LumberKings Radio Returns to KCLN
KCLN-AM 1390 to be “home of the LumberKings” through 2013
Clinton, IA – The Clinton LumberKings are proud to announce a new partnership with KCLN-AM 1390 to air all games on the Clinton-based station through 2013. The agreement includes a tie-in with KCLN’s FM affiliate, KMCN-FM 94.7 (“Mac FM”) that allows the LumberKings the opportunity to advertise to new audiences in Clinton and as far as the Quad Cities.
The “Voice of LumberKings Baseball” on KCLN will be a familiar one. Dave Lezotte, who has handled the radio duties on the road each of the last three seasons will take over the play-by-play for all 140 regular-season games, the 2009 Midwest League All-Star Game and any post-season play.
“We’re extremely excited to be back on the air at KCLN. With them we have a strong partnership that allows us to expand our advertising market while maintaining a great standard of broadcasting for our fans,” said Nate Kreinbrink, LumberKings’ Assistant General Manager. “We’re also pleased to have Dave back in the fold as our announcer for a fourth year.”
The partnership not only benefits the LumberKings, but also includes additional advertising for both KCLN and KMCN at Alliant Energy Field. Both stations will be highly visible at the ballpark, in the gameday program and on the team’s website, LumberKings.com.
Don Davis, President and CEO of Prairie Radio Communications, which owns and operates KCLN-AM 1390 and KMCN-FM 94.7 (“Mac FM”) in Clinton said, “KCLN and the LumberKings are both local treasures for Clinton and the surrounding region, and Prairie is thrilled that KCLN and the ballclub are back together again. We look forward to a successful relationship with the club for many years to come.”
The station switch is just the latest of many changes for the Midwest League’s oldest franchise. The LumberKings inked a two-year player development agreement with the Seattle Mariners in October and unveiled a new coaching staff in January. The team also announced their hosting of the 2009 Midwest League All-Star Game this offseason.
“It’s exciting to rekindle the relationship with the LumberKings as they begin their relationship with the Mariners,” said KCLN General Manager Chris Streets. “Who knows, we could see the next Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey Jr. right here at Alliant Energy Field!”
Fans can hear the LumberKings on KCLN beginning on Thursday, April 9 with the season-opener at Burlington. All games will continue to be broadcast online via the team’s website, LumberKings.com.
Can’t wait for April 9. If you live in the frozen Midwest, I bet you can’t either. More to come.