Drillers, Clear Channel Renew Broadcast Rights

The Tulsa Drillers and Clear Channel Radio announced today that the Drillers 2007 radio broadcasts will again be heard live on Sports Radio 1430, The Buzz. It will mark the 22nd consecutive season that the Drillers and Clear Channel have partnered on the game broadcasts. It will be the third straight season that The Buzz has been the radio home for Drillers Baseball. 

The club also announced that Mark Neely would return in 2007 for his 12th season as the play-by-play voice of the Drillers. He is a two-time winner of the Tulsa Sportscaster of the Year Award, and he has done several Major League Baseball telecasts for the ESPN networks. In the winter, Neely is the radio voice for Oral Roberts University basketball. 

“We are very pleased to announce our continued relationship with the Clear Channel family and with Mark Neely,” said Drillers General Manager Mike Melega. “Our fans know they can keep their radios tuned to AM 1430 to find Mark’s familiar voice describing Drillers Baseball.” 

The Buzz is a 24-hour sports station that features Jim Rome and Fox Sports Radio.

In addition to the Drillers, AM 1430 also broadcasts OSU football and basketball, ORU basketball, NASCAR and Jenks High School football. 

All 140 Drillers regular season games will be aired live.

Due to scheduling conflicts with the Rome Show, weekday afternoon games will be moved to KAKC, AM 1300. 

The Drillers are scheduled to begin the 2007 Texas League season on Thursday, April 5 by hosting the San Antonio Missions at Drillers Stadium. The regular season will conclude on September 3rd with a home game against Wichita.

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