Blazers switch radio stations, announce TV broadcast schedule

By Micah Rice, Columbian sports editor

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The Portland Trail Blazers are changing radio stations for the third time in three years.

The Blazers will air all preseason and regular season games on Fox Sports Radio AM 620 during the 2013-14 season, the team announced today.

The Blazers had been on AM 1190 KEX since last August. Both AM 1190 and AM 620 are owned by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

“We are excited about the opportunity to broadcast our games on a station the offers an all-sports format,” said Trail Blazers President & CEO Chris McGowan. “This transition also allows us to avoid any preemption throughout the course of the season.”

Prior to the 2012-13 season, the Blazers were on AM 750, owned by Alpha Broadcasting.

Trail Blazers radio announcers Brian Wheeler and Antonio Harvey will call the first broadcast on the new radio flagship when the team opens the 2013-14 preseason against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Moda Center on Oct. 7.

Also today, the Blazers announced their television broadcast schedule for the upcoming season.

Local channels with air 78 of the team's 82 regular season games. Sixty games will air on Comcast SportsNet (CSN) and 18 games will be on KGW NewsChannel 8. The remaining four games will air exclusively on TNT. In addition, two games are scheduled to be simulcast nationally on ESPN and locally on CSN.