In a welcome change for baseball fans in an MLB season like no other, a number of flagship radio stations are now offering a live audio stream of games within local markets.
Major League Baseball has long-controlled the audio and video streams of league games, focusing instead on its premium subscription services for play-by-play access. When the Oakland A’s announced their radio partnership with KNEW for the abbreviated 60-game season, it included game-day streams via the iHeartRadio app for local Bay Area listeners.
Now with the second-half of the season underway, the A’s are joined by others.
Late last week, Entercom sports WEEI-FM Boston (93.7), home of the Red Sox, announced that remaining games will be available via the live audio stream on WEEI.com or through the company’s Radio.com platform.
The defending World Champion Washington Nationals remaining 2020 games will also be available to DC-area fans via the website of flagship radio station, Entercom sports “106.7 The Fan” WJFK-FM and the Radio.com app.
In the Bronx, and surrounding boroughs, Yankees fans can pick up the broadcast stream via the WFAN website, Radio.com and smart speakers. “Great news, Yankees fans – if you live inside the New York City metro market area, you can now stream Yankees games,” a posting on WFAN.com reads.
Another Entercom station, news/talk WCCO Minneapolis (880), flagship station of the Minnesota Twins is also streaming the remaining games on the 2020 MLB schedule.
The broadcast agreements, and subsequent streaming decisions, are determined between the teams and individual stations.