Reading Fightins to have new radio home for 2018 season

'610 AM Sports is a legacy radio station'

READING, Pa. - A Philadelphia radio station its celebrating its 30th year of having an all-sports format by welcoming the Reading Fightin Phils to its lineup this season.

The Fightins and Beasley Media Group Inc. announced Friday that they have reached a deal for Reading's 2018 games to be broadcast on 610 AM Sports.

Scott Hunsicker, the team's general manager, said the new partnership is a win-win for everyone.

"It's better for our fans, it's better for our radio advertising partners," he said. "It's exciting to know that Phillies fans throughout the tri-state area will be able to listen to Reading Fightins games this season."

The station reaches an audience that stretches from as far west as Lebanon to as far east as the New Jersey shore.

"610 AM Sports is a legacy radio station, and a powerful radio station," Hunsicker said. "I grew up listening to 610 AM Sports. The Reading Fightin Phils are proud to be considered a legacy Double-A franchise. When the opportunity presented itself for the Reading Fightins to partner with 610 AM Sports, it really was a no-brainer."

610 AM Sports, an ESPN Radio affiliate, is already home to "The Bull Season" with former Philadelphia Phillies left-fielder and Reading hall of famer Greg Luzinski, Villanova University football and men's basketball, and the Delaware 87ers.

"Heritage Sports Talker 610 AM is proud to be associated with another heritage brand," said Joe Bell, Beasley Media Group's vice president and market manager. "We look forward to highlighting the Phillies stars of tomorrow TODAY!"

The Fightin Phils' radio broadcasts will begin on Tuesday, April 3, when the team plays host to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for their annual 222 Showcase pre-season game to benefit charity.

The Fightins will open their regular season at home against the Erie SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, which will double as Fan Appreciation Night.

Live coverage will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of each game, with a pre-game show hosted by the team's broadcasters, Mike Ventola and Gregg Caserta. The show will be expanded to an hour on Fridays.

In addition to over the air on 610 AM, fans can also catch the broadcasts on and

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