MISHAWAKA — Chicago White Sox baseball broadcasts in Michiana are moving from FM to AM radio next week.
Effective after the Major League Baseball All-Star Break (July 14-16), the White Sox will air on Truth Radio 1340, according to Federated Media market manager Clint Marsh.
That means the first White Sox game on WTRC-AM 1340 is scheduled for Friday, July 18, against the Houston Astros. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.
The Sox, with the broadcast team of Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson, had been airing on WAOR-FM 95.7 and the switch was made in order to fulfill the contract with the team. WAOR has been sold to St. Joseph Catholic Radio Group.
Marsh said he expects most of the games that remain for the Sox in 2014 to air on Truth Radio 1340, with the possible exception of conflicts with local high school football, which will again be a part of WTRC-AM 1340 programming.
"We will defer to local sports first," Marsh said.
In addition, Federated Media has signed a contract with Farm Journal radio network. Beginning around Monday, July 21, there will be a daily two-hour farm block from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring the programs "Agri-Talk" and "Market Rally." There will also be two-minute "American Countryside" vignettes aired a couple of times per day.
The addition to farm programming to Truth Radio 1340 means that the Casey Hendrickson talk show will now air 3 to 6 p.m. daily only on the on WTRC-FM 95.3, Michiana’s News Channel.