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The Blues are leaving KMOX next season

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They’ll be heading to 101 ESPN.

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Blues preseason games won’t have to compete with the end of the Cardinals’ season for airtime anymore, nor will the Cards’ playoffs interfere with the start of the year for the Blues. Starting next season, the Blues will be broadcasting on 101 ESPN, and the team of Chris Kerber and Joey Vitale will be heading over there. This marks the beginning of a new four year deal with the Hubbard Radio stations in St. Louis, which include KSHE 95, ESPN 101.1, 105.7, The Arch 106.5, and New Country 92.3.

As nice as it will be to have the Blues on a clear FM broadcast signal and streaming on-line at a new home, this marks a (probably) temporary end to fans outside of the metro area picking the Blues up on 1120 KMOX. To be honest, the signal here in Atlanta let me listen to Blues games when I was on the way home from Thrashers ones, while WSB’s signal was so weak that the Thrashers’ post-game show dropped out the second I left the Perimeter. The late night antennae finagling will be missed.

From the Blues’ press release:

“We are excited to enter into a partnership with 101 ESPN to broadcast our games and to create exciting new Blues and hockey-related content for our fans,” said Blues Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Steve Chapman. “This partnership will allow us and 101 ESPN to reach new audiences and create numerous content opportunities that will help meet the demands of our loyal fan base. We are excited about what the future holds. As we move forward, our organization would also like to thank the entire KMOX team for both their commitment and partnership to the Blues and fans throughout the region.”