2003 Major League Baseball (MLB) Media Guide

This is a guide to media outlets (flagship radio and television stations, significant newspaper(s) covering the team that provide no-charge web page access to stories) for the 30 Major League Baseball teams. Announcers have also been listed when verified for each rightsholder and contract lengths given when those facts have been publically reported.

Missing information is represented by dashes or by "TBA". If the rights expiration column has "Club", the baseball franchise and the rightsholder have some kind of ownership relationship (usually the club owns a stake in the rightsholder or a corporation owns stakes in both the rightsholder and the club). Rights should not expire except in special circumstances.


Information has been compiled from major league teams' public relations departments and from broadcasters. Any missing information is due to the fact I have not been able to verify correct information for the 2003 season, the team or broadcaster has not answered my inquiry, or I'm missing some more specific info (i.e. the number of games broadcast by a specific broadcaster).


If you can help fill in the gaps, please email me at roberts@nmia.com.

Thanks to the following for adding information to this year's guide:

MLBonTV Yahoo Groups Mailing List
Joseph Gallant
John Cosgrove
Matt Bohn
Chris Carmichael
Francisco Romero

National Coverage

DirecTV / MLB Extra Innings RSN Locator

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
Fox Television Network (F)
Various 2006 Thom Brennaman, Steve Lyons, Joe Buck (2006), Josh Lewin, Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver, Other Guest Color Commentators from regional Fox Sports Networks
ESPN / ESPN2 (C) Various 2006 Jon Miller, Joe Morgan, Chris Berman, Dan Shulman, Bob Carpenter, Tony Gwynn, Tom Candiotti, David Justice, Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Thorne, Jeff Brantley, Gary Miller, Mike Lansing, Dave O'Brien, Rob Dibble
ESPN Radio (R) Various 2006 Dan Shulman, Dave Campbell
Various (N)

Anaheim Angels

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KCAL-TV 9 (F)
42 2005 Steve Physioc, Rex Hudler
Fox Sports Net West (C) 58 2008 Steve Physioc, Rex Hudler
KSPN-AM 710 (English) (R) 162 2007 Rory Markas, Terry Smith
XPRS-AM 1090 (Spanish) (R) 162 ---- Jose Mota
Los Angeles Times (N)
Orange County Register (N)

Arizona Diamondbacks

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KTVK-TV 3 (F)
75 2007 Thom Brennaman, Steve Lyons (2003), Jim Traber, Joe Garagiola, Greg Schulte
Fox Sports Net Arizona (English) (C) 60 2012 Thom Brennaman, Steve Lyons, Jim Traber, Joe Garagiola, Greg Schulte
MAS Arizona (Spanish) (C) --- 2003 TBA
KTAR-AM 620 (English) (R) 162 2007 Greg Schulte, Victor Rojas, Jeff Munn, Thom Brennaman
KSUN-AM 1400 (Spanish) (R) 108 2003 TBA
Diamondbacks Radio/TV Affiliate Listing
Arizona Republic (N)

Atlanta Braves

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WTBS-TV 17 (F)
90 Club Joe Simpson (2006+), Don Sutton (2006+), Skip Carey, Pete Van Wieren
Fox Sports Net South (C) 24 2012 Bob Rathbun, Tom Paciorek
Turner South (C) 36 Club Skip Carey (2006+), Pete Van Wieren (2006+), Joe Simpson, Don Sutton
WSB-AM 750 (R) 162 2004 Skip Carey, Pete Van Wieren, Joe Simpson, Don Sutton
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (N)

Baltimore Orioles

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WJZ-TV 13 (Baltimore) (F)
25 ---- Michael Reghi, Jim Palmer, Buck Martinez
WNUV-TV 54 (Baltimore) (F)
31 ---- Michael Reghi, Jim Palmer, Buck Martinez
WPXW-TV 66 (Washington, DC) (F)
56 ---- Michael Reghi, Jim Palmer, Buck Martinez
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (C) 85 2006 Michael Reghi, Jim Palmer, Buck Martinez
CN8 - Baltimore (C) 3 ---- Michael Reghi, Jim Palmer, Buck Martinez
WBAL-AM 1090 (R) 162 2004 Jim Hunter, Fred Manfra
Baltimore Sun (N)

Boston Red Sox

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WSBK-TV 38 (F)
24 2005 Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy (2006)
WBZ-TV 4 (F)
4 2005 Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy
New England Sports Network (C) 123 Club Don Orsillo (2004), Jerry Remy
WEEI-AM 850 (English) (R) 162 2006 Joe Castiglione, Jerry Trupiano
WROL-AM 950 (Spanish) (R) 162 2004 J.P. Villaman, Luis Tiant
Boston Herald (N)
Boston Globe (N)

Chicago Cubs

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WGN-TV 9 (F)
73 Club Chip Caray, Steve Stone
WCIU-TV 26 (F)
8 2003 Chip Caray, Steve Stone
Fox Sports Net Chicago (C) 66 2008 Chip Caray, Steve Stone
Fox Sports Net Chicago Plus (C) 8 2008 Chip Caray, Steve Stone
WGN-AM 720 (R) 162 Club Pat Hughes, Ron Santo
Chicago Tribune (N)
Chicago Sun-Times (N)

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Chicago White Sox

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WGN-TV 9 (F)
29 2006 Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Darrin Jackson
WCIU-TV 26 (F)
25 2003 Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Darrin Jackson
Fox Sports Net Chicago (C) 95 2009 Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Darrin Jackson
Fox Sports Net Chicago Plus
(CLTV in the Chicago ADI) (C)
7 2009 Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Darrin Jackson
WMVP-AM 1000 (R) 162 2005 John Rooney, Ed Farmer
Chicago Tribune (N)
Chicago Sun-Times

Cincinnati Reds

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
None (F)
--- ----
Fox Sports Net Ohio (C) 100 2004 George Grande, Chris Welsh
WLW-AM 700 (R) 162 2007 Marty Brennaman (2004), Joe Nuxhall (2004)
Cincinnati Enquirer (N)
Cincinnati Post (N)

Cleveland Indians

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
None (F) --- ----
Fox Sports Net Ohio (C) 150 2004 John Sanders, Rick Manning, Mike Hegan
WTAM-AM 1100 (R) 162 2006 Tom Hamilton (2003), Mike Hegan, Matt Underwood
The Plains Dealer (N)
Akron Beacon Journal (N)

Colorado Rockies

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KTVD-TV 20 (F)
75 2008 Drew Goodman, George Frazier
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain (C) 50 2006 Drew Goodman, George Frazier
KOA-AM 850 (R) 162 2003 Jack Corrigan, Jeff Kingery
Rocky Mountain News (N)
Denver Post (N)

Detroit Tigers

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WKBD-TV 50 (F)
40 2003 Frank Beckmann, Jack Morris
Fox Sports Net Detroit (C) 100 2007 Mario Impemba, Rod Allen
WXYT-AM 1270 (R) 162 2006 Dan Dickerson, Jim Price
Detroit Free-Press (N)
The Detroit News (N)

Florida Marlins

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WPXM-TV 35 Miami (F)
WPXP-TV 67 West Palm Beach (F)
55 2003 Len Kasper, Tommy Hutton
Fox Sports Net Florida (C) 95 2010 Len Kasper, Tommy Hutton
(Spanish SAP Announcers: Cookie Rojas, Raul Striker Jr.)
WQAM-AM 560 (English) (R) 162 2004 Dave Van Horne, Jon "Boog" Sciambi
WQBA-AM 1140 (Spanish) (R) 162 ---- Felo Ramirez
Miami Herald (N)

Houston Astros

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KNWS-TV 51 (F)
50 2003 Bill Brown, Bill Worrell, Jim Deshaies
Fox Sports Net Southwest (C) 87 2009 Bill Brown, Bill Worrell, Jim Deshaies
KTRH-AM 740 (R) 162 2003 Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby
Houston Chronicle (N)

Kansas City Royals

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KMCI-TV 38 (F)
14 2003 Bob Davis, Paul Splittorff
Royals Sports Television Network (C) 100 Club Bob Davis, Paul Splittorff
KMBZ-AM 980 (R) 162 2003 Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Fred White
Kansas City Star (N)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KCOP-TV 13 (F)
50 2004 Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
Fox Sports Net West 2 (C) 80 Club Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
KFWB-AM 980 (English) (R) 162 2007 Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
KWKW-AM 1330 (Spanish) (R) 162 2007 Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez, Fernando Valenzuela
Los Angeles Times (N)
Orange County Register (N)

Milwaukee Brewers

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WCGV-TV 24 (English) (F)
38 2003 Daron Sutton, Bill Schroeder
WISN-TV 12 (English) (F)
12 2003 Daron Sutton, Bill Schroeder
W63CU-TV 63 (Spanish) (F) 13 2003 Francisco Romero, Hector Molina
Fox Sports Net North - Wisconsin (C) 80
(all 130 outside Milwaukee)
2004+ Daron Sutton, Bill Schroeder
WTMJ-AM 620 (R) 162 ---- Bob Uecker, Jim Powell
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (N)

Minnesota Twins

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KSTC-TV 45 (F)
26 2003 Dick Bremer (2003), Bert Blyleven (2003)
Fox Sports Net North - Minnesota (C)
Victory Sports Network in 2004-2013
105
(all 131 outside Twin Cities)
2003 Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven
WCCO-AM 830 (R) Various 2006 Herb Carneal (2003), John Gordon, Dan Gladden
Minneapolis Star Tribune (N)

Montreal Expos

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
None (F)
--- ----
RDS (French) (C) 14 2003 Denis Casavant, Rodger Brulotte
CKGM-AM 990 (English) (R) 162 2003 Elliott Price, Mitch Melnick, other guest color commentators
CKAC-AM 730 (French) (R) 148 2003 Jacques Doucet, Marc Griffin
CJMS-AM 1040 (French) (R) Pre/Post 2003 Nicolas Deslauriers, Jacques Doucet, Marc Griffin
Montreal Gazette (N)

New York Mets

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WPIX-TV 11 (F)
50 2003 Dave O'Brien, Tom Seaver, Ralph Kiner, Keith Hernandez
Fox Sports Net New York (C) 50 2016 Fran Healy, Ted Robinson (2003), Keith Hernandez, Ralph Kiner, Howie Rose
MSG Network (C) 50 2016 Fran Healy, Ted Robinson, Keith Hernandez, Ralph Kiner, Howie Rose
WFAN-AM 660 (English) (R) 162 ---- Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ted Robinson, Ed Coleman, Howie Rose
WADO-AM 1280 (Spanish) (R) --- ---- TBA
New York Post (N)
Newsday (N)
New York Daily News (N)
New York Times (N)

New York Yankees

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WCBS-TV 2 (F)
20 2004 Michael Kay, Jim Kaat
Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) (C) 126 Club Michael Kay, Jim Kaat, Suzyn Waldman, Bobby Murcer, Ken Singleton
WCBS-AM 880 (R) 162 2006 Charley Steiner, John Sterling
New York Post (N)
Newsday (N)
New York Daily News (N)
New York Times (N)

Oakland Athletics

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KICU-TV 36 (F)
50 2003 Greg Papa, Ray Fosse
Fox Sports Net Bay Area (C) 60 2003 Greg Papa, Ray Fosse
KFRC-AM 610 (R) 162 2005 Bill King, Ken Korach, Ray Fosse
San Francisco Chronicle (N)
San Francisco Examiner (N)
Oakland Tribune (N)

Philadelphia Phillies

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WPSG-TV 57 (F)
43 2003 Harry Kalas
KYW-TV 3 (F)
1 2003 Harry Kalas
Comcast Sportsnet - Philadelphia (C) 106 2015 Harry Kalas, John Kruk
CN8 - Philadelphia (C)
3 ---- Harry Kalas
WPEN-AM 950 (R) 162 2004 Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Graham, Tom McCarthy
Philadelphia Inquirer (N)
Philadelphia Daily News (N)

Pittsburgh Pirates

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
None (F)
--- ----
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (C) 105 2007 Lanny Frattare, Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Bob Walk
KDKA-AM 1020 (R) 162 2006 Lanny Frattare, Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Bob Walk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (N)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (N)

San Diego Padres

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KUSI-TV 51 (F)
25 2003 TBA
Televisa (Spanish) (F)
47 2003 TBA
Channel 4 San Diego (C) 115 2011 Matt Vasgersian (2003, 3-year extension available), Mark Grant (2003), Rick Sutcliffe (2003)
Cablemas (Spanish) (C)
93 2003 TBA
KOGO-AM 600 (R) 162 2003 Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner (2003), Bob Chandler
XEMO-AM 860 (R) 162 2006 Eduardo Ortega, Juan Angel Avila
San Diego Union-Tribune (N)
North County Times (N)
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XEPRS-AM 1090 in 2004-2007 (English)

San Francisco Giants

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KTVU-TV 2 (F)
53 2007 Jon Miller, Dave Flemming
Fox Sports Net Bay Area (C) 90 2012 Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow
KNBR-AM 680 (Spanish) (R) 162 2004 Joe Angel, Jon Miller, Dave Flemming
KZSF-AM 1370 (Spanish) (R) 162 ---- TBA
San Francisco Chronicle (N)
San Francisco Examiner (N)
Oakland Tribune (N)

Seattle Mariners

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KSTW-TV 11 (F)
33 2004 Dave Niehaus (2005), Dave Henderson
Fox Sports Net Northwest (C) 107 2010 Dave Niehaus, Dave Henderson, Dave Valle, Rick Rizzs
KOMO-AM 1000 (English) (R) 162 2008 Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly
KXLY Radio Group (Spanish) (R) 81 2004 Amaury Pi Gonzalez, Julio Cruz
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (N)
Seattle Times (N)

St. Louis Cardinals

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KPLR-TV 11 (F)
44 2003 Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky, Rich Gould, Joe Buck
Fox Sports Net Midwest (C) 89 2005 Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky, Joe Buck
KMOX-AM 1120 (R) 162 2005 Mike Shannon, Wayne Hagin
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (N)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
WXPX-TV 66 (F) 65 2004+ TBA
Fox Sports Net Florida (C) 75 2009 Dewayne Staats, Joe Magrane
WFLA-AM 970 (R) 162 2004 Paul Olden, Charlie Slowes
St. Petersburg Times (N)

Texas Rangers

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
KDFW-TV 4 (F)
9 2009 Josh Lewin (2006), Tom Grieve
KDFI-TV 27 (F)
65 2009 Josh Lewin, Tom Grieve
Fox Sports Net Southwest (C) 80 2014 Josh Lewin, Tom Grieve
KRLD-AM 1080 (R) 162 2005 Eric Nadel, Vince Cotroneo
Dallas Morning News (N)

Toronto Blue Jays

Rightsholder
(F)=Free TV
(C)=Cable TV
(R)=Radio
(N)=Newspaper
Number of
Games
Rights
Expiration
Announcers
None (F) --- ----
Rogers Sportsnet (C) 120 2004 Rob Faulds, John Cerutti, Tom Candiotti
The Sports Network (TSN) (C) 25 2004 Rod Black, Pat Tabler
CJCL-AM 590 (R) 162 2003 Tom Cheek, Jerry Howarth, Mike Wilner
The Globe and Mail (N)


2003 Major League Baseball Media Dirctory compiled by:
Robert Smathers,roberts@nmia.com. Last Updated: July 22, 2003