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8-Game Schedule Webcast Live on WBZ1030.COM

06/13/2008 9:48 AM

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for immediate release: 13 Jun, 2008

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Contact: Peter Casey (617-787-7246)


WBZ News Radio and the Cape Cod Baseball League Announce 
A Second Season of Cape Cod Baseball League On-Line

 8-game schedule to be webcast live on wbz1030.com

WBZ News Radio and The Cape Cod Baseball League are pleased to announce the return of the "Cape Cod Baseball League Game of the Week." This unique partnership will present a select number of CCBL games to an on-line audience via the award winning WBZ website (www.wbz1030.com). 

     The Cape Cod Baseball League “Game of the Week” will seen on wbz1030.com and will be produced by WBZ News Radio 1030, Cape Cod E-Com, and the Cape Cod Baseball League. 

     WBZ’s Boston Bruin’s play by play announcer, Dave Goucher, will call the games, with John Garner, Jr. of the Cape League returning as color analyst. 

     "We love the idea of a second season of Cape Cod Baseball on wbz1030.com. It was such a hit last year deciding to report that success this year was an easy decision." said Peter Casey, Director of News and Programming for WBZ News Radio. "We are seriously committed to unique and local programming for the radio station and our website. Baseball on the Cape has been a tradition for many years and it truly deserves a larger audience. We plan to showcase Cape Cod Baseball beyond the boundaries of the Cape and New England for all to see." 

     Stephen Lipman, Executive Producer of “CCBL Game of the Week” and President of Cape Cod E-Com added "Today's world of live internet streaming is yesterday’s world of 1950's television.” 

     The Cape League "Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight" is the premiere collegiate summer league in the country. 

     A total of 212 Cape Leaguers are currently performing in the major leagues, including former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito (Wareham ’97-’98), former MVP Frank Thomas (Orleans ’88), former league batting champion Nomar Garciaparra (Orleans ’93) and current Boston Red Sox captain Jason Varitek (Hyannis ’91 & ’93), World Series MVP Mike Lowell (Chatham ’94), Boston rookie phenoms Jacoby Ellsbury (Falmouth ’04) and Justin Masterson (Wareham ’05-’06) and Red Sox first baseman, Sean Casey (Brewster ’94).

     “The Cape League is excited about the chance to partner again with an institution like WBZ,” said Cape League president Judy Walden Scarafile. “We’ve been able to expand our listener fan base throughout Boston, New England and the northeast region.

     WBZ News Radio, which began broadcasting in 1921, is the oldest commercial radio station in United States. The all-news day format is the most listened-to radio station in the Boston area and covers much of the eastern U.S. at night with its 50,000-watt signal from their transmitter in Hull, Mass.

     The web-casts will be professionally produced and directed by Cape Cod E-com and the Cape Cod Community Media Center and will be shown tape delay on cable access stations throughout Cape Cod through C3TV. 

CCBL GAME OF THE WEEK ON WBZ.COM

6/16 – Brewster at Y-D – 5 pm
6/23 – Wareham at Falmouth – 7 pm
*7/1 – Harwich at Y-D – 5 pm
7/7 – Chatham at Cotuit – 5 pm
*7/15 – Falmouth at Harwich – 5 pm
7/21 – Brewster at Harwich – 7 pm
7/28 – Chatham at Bourne – 7 pm
*8/5 – Falmouth at Orleans – 7 pm
8/11 – CCBL Playoffs – 7 pm
TBA – CCBL Championship Game – TBA


*Denotes Tuesday Game as Monday is an off-day


     For the second straight season, two New England traditions, WBZ News Radio and the Cape Cod Baseball League, have partnered to produce a live game-of-the-week web-cast that will air on www.wbz1030.com and www.capecodbaseball.org.

     The CCBL Game of the Week package on WBZ1030.com includes eight games, with the initial web-cast involving the Brewster Whitecaps at two-time defending champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox at Red Wilson Field, June 16 at 5 p.m. The web-casts will include both audio and video streaming.

     "The partnership with the Cape Cod Baseball league and WBZ News Radio is a perfect fit for us," said Peter Casey, Director of News and Programming for WBZ News Radio. "We are seriously committed to unique and local programming for the radio station and our website. Baseball on the Cape has been a tradition for many years and it truly deserves a larger audience. We plan to showcase Cape Cod Baseball beyond the boundaries of the Cape and New England for all to see."

     WBZ News Radio, which began broadcasting in 1921, is the oldest commercial radio station in United States. The all-news day format is the most listened-to radio station in the Boston area and covers much of the eastern U.S. at night with its 50,000-watt signal from their transmitter in Hull, Mass.

     The web-casts will be professionally produced and directed by Cape Cod E-com and the Cape Cod Community Media Center and will be shown tape delay on cable access stations throughout Cape Cod through C3TV.

     Boston Bruins radio announcer Dave Goucher will provide play-by-play, while John Garner, Jr. of the CCBL will do color commentary. The package will be promoted on WBZ Radio’s sports segments during the week and on the Cape League’s web-site.

     Goucher joined WBZ in 2000 to take over the Boston Bruins play-by-play position. Before joining WBZ, Dave spent five seasons calling the Providence Bruins games.

     The games will also be re-telecast on Cape Cod Community Media Center (C3TV)’s public access stations on Channel 17 in Barnstable, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth and to other access stations across Cape Cod.

 
  

John Garner, Jr.
Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394
johnwgarner@earthlink.net 

Joe Sherman
Web Editor
(508) 775-4364
Jws02673@aol.com