17 July 2006

CCBL All-Star Game To Be Broadcast On National Public Radio:
WCAI (90.1 FM), WNAN (91.1 FM) and WZAI (94.3 FM)

CAPE COD, Mass - The 44th annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game on July 29th at 4 p.m. at Red Wilson Field in South Yarmouth, will be broadcasted live on WCAI (90.1 FM), WNAN (91.1 FM) and WZAI (94.3 FM), the Cape and Islands NPR stations, and streamed at www.capeandislands.org. 

     “We’re excited about reaching a new audience through our partnership with The Cape and Islands NPR stations,” said League president Judy Walden Scarafile. “It’s outstanding having our premier event broadcasted on such a prestigious medium.”

     “Cape and Islands NPR stations Broadcast Director Steve Young added, “Some people have been surprised to hear that an NPR station is broadcasting sports, but this game fits right into our stated mission to ‘celebrate the uniqueness of the communities that we serve.’

     ““Baseball fans the world over know that Cape Cod communities, in the summer, are THE places to watch the major league players of tomorrow. We’re very excited that, with our wide listening area and our online streaming, we’ll be bringing the very best of those future players, and the very best of Cape Cod, to our listeners, wherever they might be,” said Young.

     “Dan Rubin, Internet broadcast voice of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, will provide play-by-play, with color commentary from the league’s Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting, John Garner, Jr.

     “Forty-six of the top players in the Cape League, 23 from both the East and West Divisions, will be selected by the field managers on July 25 and announced by CCBL Commissioner Paul Galop.

     “In addition to www.capeandislands.org, the CCBL All-Star Game will also be streamed on www.capecodbaseball.org, along with all 10 Cape League team Web sites, on the Cape Cod Baseball League Network powered by Cape.Com. Listeners will also be able to listen to the broadcast by dialing one of the five designated local phone numbers. 

     About The Cape and Islands NPR Stations: The Cape and Islands NPR stations, WCAI (90.1 FM), WNAN (91.1 FM) and WZAI (94.3 FM), are listener-supported public radio stations serving Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and the South Coast. Founded by local residents, the stations are a service of WGBH Radio. They strive to celebrate the uniqueness of the communities that they serve while discussing common issues.


John Garner, Jr.
Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 johnwgarner@earthlink.net 

Will Bussiere
Web Editor