The Cromwell Radio Group announced it has flipped its 830 AM station from gospel to sports talk and, in doing so, made that station an affiliate of NBC Sports Network. Cromwell's sports flagship 102.5 The Game is an ESPN affiliate.
Formerly The Light, 830 WQZQ- AM has now launched as a full time affiliate of the NBC Sports Network.
Sports Talk 830AM will feature NBC’s line up which includes Erik Kuselias, Brian Kenny, “Voices of the Game” with Newy Scruggs. Sports Night featuring George Plaster, Willy Daunic, and Darren McFarland are featured from 3p-7p and also from 4p-7p on 102.5 The GAME and Murfreesboro’s new 97.5. 830AM will also feature a weekend line up including Rodney Harrison and Brian Webber.
Sports Talk 830 will also have select play-by-play games as shared with our sister station 102.5 Nashville and 97.5 Murfreesboro The Game. Cromwell Radio’s general manager Tincy Crouse adds, “We are excited to be a part of the brand new 24/7 NBC Sports Radio family from the beginning and looking forward to adding another quality sports talk product into the Nashville Market.”
The Cromwell Group's 102.5 The Game will be the broadcast home of the Nashville Sounds this summer, broadcasting 135 of 144 Sounds games.
"We are thrilled to partner with a growing sports station in the market and to expand our on-air broadcasts to include the majority of our games," said Sounds general manager Brad Tammen.
"We are very excited to be partnering with the Nashville Sounds. 102.5 The Game is locally owned and part of our continuing efforts is to serve the local community. Nashville Sounds baseball has been providing great sports entertainment here for over 34 years and is a perfect fit for us," said 102.5 The Game station manager Jeff Kolb.
Games not broadcast on radio include the following nine dates: April 18, April 24, May 2, May 7, May 9, May 15, June 13, June 26, and August 8. These games will be available to Sounds fans via live internet webcast based at www.nashvillesounds.com.
In addition, a few Sounds broadcasts that conflict with Nashville Predators games will instead air as a simulcast on 102.1 FM, 101.9 FM, and 830 AM. These games include: April 5, April 7, and any potential conflicting Predators playoff games.
Jeff Hem, the new "Voice of the Sounds," will be behind the microphone for all broadcasts during his first season in the Music City. He joined the club in January after spending the previous seven years with the Single-A Kane County Cougars in the Chicagoland market.