MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins and 1500 ESPN today announced the broadcast lineup for the official talk station of the Minnesota Twins. Starting Sunday, March 31, fans can tune in to 1500 ESPN to hear all of the latest Twins talk. 1500 ESPN has amassed an impressive lineup of Twins-related programming including:
The Ron Gardenhire Show
Hosted by Tom Pelissero and Jim Souhan, the Ron Gardenhire Show airs on Sundays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. starting on Sunday, March 31. Fans will get insights from Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire and the chance to ask questions in this call-in show.
Inside Twins has been expanded to an hour-long program running on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning on Saturday, April 6. Hosted by Phil Mackey, the show will feature appearances by Twins GM Terry Ryan, Assistant GM Rob Antony, Farm Director Brad Steil and other front office personalities. Fans can submit questions via Twitter by using hastag #InsideTwins or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Twins broadcasters Kris Atteberry and Cory Provus will periodically contribute to show throughout the 2013 season.
Running weekdays at 11:35 a.m., Talkin' Twins will be hosted by Judd Zulgad and Jeff Dubay, featuring a different Twins personality each day of the week. Glen Perkins, Roy Smalley, Terry Steinbach, Paul Molitor and Ron Gardenhire will be on hand to answer questions.
"The Twins are thrilled to have this opportunity to maintain our successful relationship with Hubbard Broadcasting and 1500 ESPN," Twins President Dave St. Peter said. "We are pleased that 1500 ESPN will serve as the ball club's official talk station and will continue to be the exclusive home of signature Twins ancillary programs."
"We have truly enjoyed our partnership with the Minnesota Twins for the past six seasons," said Dan Seeman, Market Manager, Hubbard Radio - Minneapolis -St. Paul. "We are pleased to continue the partnership as official talk station of the Minnesota Twins. Twins fans will continue to hear the most comprehensive and best Twins coverage they have become accustomed to hearing on 1500 ESPN."
In August of 2012, the Minnesota Twins and Northern Lights Broadcasting announced that FM 96.3 K-TWIN will be the team's new Twin Cities metropolitan area radio affiliate beginning in 2013. The move to FM marks the first time in franchise history that Twins games will be broadcast on the FM spectrum in the metro area. The Twins-Northern Lights Broadcasting agreement calls for FM 96.3 K-TWIN to broadcast all regular and post-season games and at least 25 Spring Training games.