North East RadioWatch: April 8, 2002

Neaverth Fired in Buffalo

by Scott Fybush

That's as good a cue as any to offer our minor-league baseball list for the season, and we'll start our AAA International League and AA Eastern League coverage in Ottawa, where the AAA Lynx will appear on CFGO as well, with 20 TV games on Rogers Cable. (The Blue Jays move from CFGO to Oldies 1310, CIWW, but for weeknight games only. CIWW and the team are both owned by Rogers. More on the Jays network, while we're thinking of it: CJRN 710 Niagara Falls, CKGL 570 Kitchener, CFOS 560 Owen Sound, CKRU 980 Peterborough and CJCS 1240 Stratford all join flagship CJCL 590 Toronto, which pushes games to CFYI 640 if the Raptors are playing - and we don't know where the Jays go if the Leafs are playing on CFYI at the same time!)

Elsewhere in the IL, the Buffalo Bisons continue on WWKB 1520, the Rochester Red Wings on WHTK 1280 weekdays and WHAM 1180 weekends, the Pawtucket Red Sox on WSKO 790 and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons on WICK 1400, WYCK 1340 and WITK 1550. In Syracuse, the SkyChiefs move up the dial from WHEN to sports challenger WNSS 1260.

As for the Eastern League, the Portland SeaDogs move to WMTW (870/106.7) this season, with games also heard on WPHX (1220 Sanford), WLAM (1470 Lewiston), WKTQ (1450 South Paris), WOXO (92.7 Norway), WTBM (100.7 Mexico) and WRKD (1450 Rockland). We suspect WKTQ, WOXO and WTBM are carrying the games only when they don't conflict with the Red Sox.

Connecticut listeners will hear the Norwich Navigators on WICH 1310 (and on WMRD 1150 and WLIS 1420 when the Mets are off), the New Haven Ravens on WAVZ 1300 (and on WATR 1320 for some games) and the New Britain Rock Cats on the Buckley stations, WDRC 1360, WSNG 610, WMMW 1470 and WWCO 1240. WWCO is also on the Yankees network, so the Rock Cats may get bumped by the pinstripes during the season. (Speaking of which, WLAD 800 in Danbury will also be carrying the Yankees this season.)

The Binghamton Mets continue on WNBF 1290 (and add WENE 1430 to the Yankees roster there.)

The Trenton Thunder will appear on WTTM 1680, with TV games on Comcast's CN8, which will also carry some Reading Phillies games. Reading radio will be on WIOV 1240. The Harrisburg Senators will be on WKBO 1230, while the Altoona Curve show up on WFBG 1290.

And we'll finish up Pennsylvania by mentioning that WPAZ (1370 Pottstown) is the latest suburban addition to the Phillies network.

That'll do it for another week...

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