The San Diego Padres and The Mighty 1090 have extended their broadcast agreement through the 2016 season it was announced on Thursday.
The Padres and The Mighty 1090’s partnership dates to 2004, the first year that Petco Park opened.
“We’re thrilled and excited because this really is a good partnership,” Padres president Mike Dee said. “The Mighty 1090 is where San Diego fans go for their sports and the Padres are glad to be part of it.”
The 50,000-watt Mighty 1090 is the flagship station for the Padres’ radio network and is excited the new deal includes the Padres’ all-star season. The Padres were recently awarded the 2016 All-Star Game, the third time it’s been in San Diego but the first one in Petco Park.
“We’re very excited to continue our relationship with the Padres,” said Mike Glickenhaus, president of the Broadcast Company of the Americas, the Mighty 1090’s parent company. “We believe very strongly in the Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler-Mike
Dee vision for the Padres’ future and we are looking forward to being a part of it.”
The Mighty 1090 kicks off its Padres game coverage on March 5, when San Diego faces the Seattle Mariners in spring training. It will be the first of 15 exhibition games to be aired, leading up to the April 6 season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Credit to the Mighty 1090 where this story was originally published