03/15/2012 9:54 AM
Loves Park, Ill. - Rock River Valley Baseball, who owns and operates the Rockford RiverHawks Professional Baseball Club, announced in conjunction with Maverick Media today that the team's new flagship radio station will be 100.5 NTA-FM.
"It's unusual for sports teams to have their games broadcast on FM signals. We are fortunate to have Maverick Media as a partner. AM radio listening is down and we want people in Rockford to hear RiverHawks baseball - everyone can hear the RiverHawks now on FM," stated RiverHawks President Bryan Wickline. "This is a strong example of our dedication and commitment to making the RiverHawks' a premiere professional baseball franchise. The new "era" of RiverHawks' Baseball is more than just a baseball game; it's a rebranding of family fun and community support. The RiverHawks will be different in the eyes and ears of the Rock River Valley."
"In our conversations with the RiverHawks it was readily apparent the new ownership is very committed to Rockford. Maverick Media is excited to work with the RiverHawks to provide great entertainment," commented J Chapman, Maverick Media Market Manager. "We work with the organizations that make our community better."
Maverick Media will carry all 96 regular season games, with all but four being on 100.5 NTA-FM. The remaining four will be on Maverick Media's AM station, WNTA-AM 1330. For a full broadcast schedule, visit the RiverHawks website at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.
As the season approaches, Rock River Valley Baseball is continuing to work toward being a more prominent entity within the Rockford community. "Our group is rebuilding relationships and continuously improving on our current support base. I hope our businesses and fans give us a chance to show them how enjoyable professional baseball can be in the Stateline area. We are confident they will want to come back time and time again," Wickline said.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, the premiere independent professional baseball league that will play its 20th season in 2012. Advertising and season ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit us online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/Rockforow us on Twitter @RockRiverHawks.