Whitecaps sliding across radio dial


The West Michigan Whitecaps, founded in 1994, are the Class A minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Photo via fb.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps will have a new home on the radio this season.

The team’s live radio broadcasts will be heard on Cumulus Radio’s newly launched The Ticket, West Michigan’s Sports Radio Network.

The games will be simulcast on four stations: 106.1 FM and 1340 AM in Grand Rapids and 99.1 FM and 1490 AM in Muskegon.

Several of the games will also be available throughout West Michigan on the Whitecaps Radio Network. Network stations and games will be announced in the spring.

Dan Hasty and Mike Coleman will return to their regular broadcasting roles. Hasty will handle the play-by-play duties, and Coleman will provide commentary on all home games and select road games.

“It’s great to join The Ticket on their new stations, and it’s tremendous to be back with our friends at Cumulus,” Hasty said. “We have a great partnership that’s been built on the many years we’ve worked together. We’re excited to welcome several new radio affiliates to the Whitecaps Baseball Network.”

The change comes following a major overhaul at WBBL 107.3 FM, the radio station that's broadcast Whitecaps games since 2004. Cumulus Media announced in January the station is now known as Thunder Country.

The Whitecaps will open their 26th season on April 4 at 7:05 p.m. at the South Bend Cubs.

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