The Indians and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland have agreed to keep 1100 AM (WTAM) as the flagship home of the Tribe through the 2017 season, while 100.7 (WMMS) becomes the Indians' FM home.
With the agreement, 1100 AM will air all of the Indians regular-season games and WMMS 100.7 FM will simulcast the majority of Tribe games. Clear Channel Cleveland will also air 15 live Spring Training games and continue to distribute Tribe games to the entire Indians Radio Network, which consists of 26 stations across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
“The Cleveland Indians are proud and excited to continue our 15-year partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment,” Indians President MARK SHAPIRO said in a presss release. “We are fortunate that this partnership continues our consistent broadcast on WTAM while expanding our radio presence to a new FM audience through WMMS.”
The Cleveland Indians also reached a multi-year deal with broadcaster JIM ROSENHAUS to continue partnering with “Voice of the Indians” TOM HAMILTON in the Indians radio booth. Jim will begin his seventh season in 2013 as part of the Indians radio broadcast team and his second season broadcasting every game.
Jim has spent the past six seasons as the host of Indians Warm Up on the Indians Radio Network and performed engineer/producer duties from 2007-2011. Rosenhaus joined the Indians prior to the 2007 season after spending 11 years as the play-by-play voice of the Indians then Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons.
Rosenhaus began his professional baseball broadcasting career with the Indians high Class-A affiliate in Kinston, NC. In addition to his baseball broadcasting work, Rosenhaus spent 11 years broadcasting the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team. In 2011, he was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former Indians and Bisons catcher Tony Pena.