OAKLAND (CBS Sports 1140 / CBS 13) – The Oakland Athletics are coming to Sacramento and the Central Valley. The American League West champions signed a multi-year contract with CBS Sports 1140 to broadcast regular season games as part of the A’s Radio Network.
Game broadcasts will begin on Feb. 23 when the A’s take on the Brewers in Arizona in spring training actin. Along with all 162 regular-season games, CBS Sports 1140 will broadcast 10 exhibition games from spring training.
“We are extremely excited to welcome CBS Sports 1140 AM to the A’s Radio Network,” said Ken Pries, vice president of broadcasting and communications. “Beyond serving a major market like Sacramento, their 50,000-watt coverage will reach hundreds of thousands of A’s fans in the Central Valley.”
“Sports fans in Northern California are passionate about major league baseball,” said Steve Cottingim, senior vice president and market manager of CBS Radio Sacramento. “We are pleased to be broadcasting all 162 regular season Oakland A’s games on CBS Sports Radio 1140 led by Ken Korach who begins his eighth year as the team’s lead play-by-play voice.”
The 50,000-watt station’s coverage reaches as far north as Red Bluff and as far south as Merced, while also reaching eastern Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
The small-market A’s again captivated the baseball world last season with their amazing run to the AL West title. Oakland, which again had the lowest payroll in the majors last season, won its last six games and eight of its last 10 to pass Texas on the final game of the regular season for the division title.
The A’s came back from a 2-0 deficit to force a deciding fifth game with the Detroit Tigers in the divisional playoffs but lost to Tigers ace Justin Verlander for the second time in the series.
CBS Sports Radio 1140 is also the radio home of the Sacramento Kings, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.