Last year we got the weekday evening games on Y101. Have not heard anything about this year. The Jays updated their alliliate list last week and no ottawa stations are to be found.
With Jays renewed interest in this area(Caravan, talk of a BlueJays AA team), it would be counterproductive to not have an affiliate here.
Anyone heard anything about this coming year. Seems that all the current affiliates are Rogers owned stations, so that would indicate Team 1200 is out. Although they seem to prefer talking about the Sens goalie situation all summer long anyways.?!?!
I am hoping News1310 will pick up the games, I can't imagine their current audience if too big during the evening.
Assuming the Team 1200 does pick up the Blue Jays games the advantage then goes to the Blue Jays depending on if there a conflict with the Blue Jays and another sporting event the Team 1200 has contractor issues with the can easily put the game(Blue Jays) on CFRA like they do with Sens /67's games.
And considering that partnership Rogers Communications & Bell Media did in Toronto(some sporting thing can't recall what it is), as well Ottawa "appears" to be getting the Blue Jays Double AA baseball team "If rummors" are to be believed.
Also considering the Team 1200 is the only "Sports station in Ottawa.Its not Ottawa can support more then one Sports Station?
If there's a conflict they can always use CFRA like they do with the Sens/67 games provided that if the Jays are playing the same night, then 67's & Sens,then they drop the Jays for the 67's(CFRA) Sens(Team 1200).
A few weeks ago I heard that CFRA is planning to make an appeal to the CRTC to let CRFA run at night with slightly more transmitter power. Apparently the other stations that were at or near 580 KHz have moved or shut down, so the old interference issue isn't a problem any more. The power boost would make a big difference to coverage outside the city at night.