02/22/2019 10:41 AM
CLEBURNE, Texas (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders announced Friday a new radio broadcast agreement with 95.3 K-HITS for the 2019 season. It is the first radio partnership in Railroaders franchise history.
All 100 regular season games, home and away, will now be carried on K-HITS, with the Railroaders Pregame Show beginning 30 minutes prior to first pitch. Broadcaster Brad Allred returns for his third season in the booth, while newcomer Denning Gerig helps form the only full-time, two-man broadcast team in the American Association.
“I’m thrilled that our ownership group recognizes the importance of connecting our team with our fan base in the best way possible,” Allred said. “Fans having the option to listen to us over the airwaves, and having the ability to incorporate Railroaders baseball into their every day lives, helps us take the next step in building our relationship with the Cleburne community.”
95.3 K-HITS (KOME-FM) is locally owned and operated by Chisholm Trail Communications LLC. With studios located in Glen Rose, 95.3 K-HITS serves the Southwest portion of the Metroplex with a classic hits music format, covering an eight county area including Johnson, Hood, Somervell, Erath, Bosque, Hill, Hamilton and southern Parker counties. Anchored by the “Wake-Up Crew,” the three-person K-HITS morning show, 95.3 K-HITS prides itself on being the local radio news, sports and information voice for the area.
“It’s all about entertainment, fun, and community involvement,” 95.3 K-HITS General Manager and Co-Owner Mike Greene said. “The Cleburne Railroaders feel the same; an organization focused on providing quality entertainment for fans in a fun atmosphere with an emphasis on involvement in the community. We are thrilled to be jumping on the train with the Railroaders, not only as a radio platform for the team, but as a partner with an organization that has its sights set on being one of the best teams in the league.”
As part of the partnership, the Railroaders and K-HITS will be teaming up on a series of promotional giveaways at every Cleburne home game during the 2019 season. Each game, a random Railroaders fan will be selected for a chance to “Strike Out the Side for a New Ride.” If the selected fan can throw three pitches through a small strike zone from 60 feet before throwing four balls, they will win a new car!
95.3 K-HITS joins in with all the fun and fan interaction that the Railroaders deliver in each home game with the 95.3 K-HITS "Roll For The Cash" contest.
The 95.3 K-HITS "Roll For The Cash" will give a Railroaders fan a chance to roll the large 95.3 K-HITS dice for a shot at winning $25,000. A random fan at each game will be chosen and given five large 95.3 K-HITS dice. Each die has a 95.3 K-HITS logo on them. If all five dice rolled show a 95.3 K-HITS logo face up, then that fan will win $25,000! Other prizes range from large screen TVs, to gift certificates and K-HITS swag for 4, 3, 2 and 1 face-up 95.3 K-HITS logos.
The 3rd season of Railroaders baseball and the club’s pursuit of its first division title kicks off with a four-game home series against the Sioux Falls Canaries, beginning on Thursday, May 16. For information on partnerships, season tickets, group outings, and party packages, call the Railroaders main office at (817) 945-8705, or visit the Railroaders official website at www.railroaderbaseball.com.