Ravens Add D.C. Radio Partner

Federal News Radio 1500 AM WFED will broadcast all the Ravens’ 2010 games.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

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The Ravens have made a bigger splash in the Washington, D.C. market as they have partnered with Federal News Radio 1500 AM WFED for the 2010 season.

The radio station, owned by Bonneville Radio, will broadcast all Ravens games, including preseason and postseason contests if there are any. WFED joins the Ravens’ current Baltimore affiliates, WBAL 1090 AM and 98 Rock.

The Ravens previously had affiliates in the nation’s capital with WZAA in 2009 and WTEM in 2007, but those stations were absorbed into other groups, meaning there were scheduling conflicts.

Baltimore found an even stronger home in WFED, according to Ravens Vice President of Corporate Sales and Development Mark Burdett.

“We often hear from our Washington, D.C. fans, both on radio and television, about how hungry they are for our broadcast on a consistent basis,” Burdett said. “So to have a very, very powerful station group and station means we can really promote our coverage there and they can promote us.”

WFED also broadcasts the Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals, American University, Navy and George Washington. If there is a conflict with a previously scheduled play-by-play broadcast on WFED, the station will air the Ravens game on 1050 AM, the stations alternate sports signal.

WFED’s signal covers the entire Washington metro area and reaches all the way east into Delaware, south into Virginia, west to Leesburg, Va., and north to Aberdeen, Md.

“We are pleased to be able to serve our many and growing number of fans in D.C. and to complement the already outstanding lineup of live play-by-play team broadcasts,” Burdett said.

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