Cleveland Indians

All MLB Media is Local- Cleveland Indians

Let’s head to Cleveland to che3ck out the local media following the CLEVELAND INDIANS.

NewspaperThe Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper.  It’s online presence is part of Cleveland.com. It’s online sports section does have a page dedicated to the Indians. Beat writer Paul Hoynes (Twitter), has the Tribe covered.  Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud Shaw (Twitter), and Bill Livingston (Twitter) may also have thoughts on the Indians.

Sports Radio–  WTAM and WMMS and are the anchors in the Cleveland Indians Radio Network.  Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus (Twitter) have the call.  For ongoing Indians talk, head over to ESPN’s WKNR and WKRK 92.3FM.  

Television–  Sports Time Ohio and WKYC will televise Indians’ games.  Rick Manning, Matt Underwood and Al Pawlowski are at the mic. The network outlets covering the Tribe include WEWS, WJW, WKYC, and WOIO.  Fox Sports Ohio also has coverage of the Indians.

BlogsLet’s Go Tribe, Burning River Baseball, Wahoos on First and The DiaTribe are some independent Indians’ sites.

Please use the comments to add others you like who cover the Tribe.

Fox Sports Completes Deal to Buy Sports Time Ohio, Gains Rights to Indians Telecasts

Fox Sports announced today it has completed a deal to acquire Sports Time Ohio, the Cleveland-based regional sports network.

As part of the deal Fox Sports has secured the exclusive long-term local telecast rights for Cleveland Indians baseball.  Prior to 2006 the Indians had been airing on Fox Sports Ohio.

It is unclear whether Fox will keep Sports Time Ohio as a separate network or integrate its programming into Fox Sports Ohio.

“The acquisition of SportsTime Ohio solidifies our business in Ohio, and Fox Sports Media Group’s new long-term agreement with the Indians reunites the team with the Fox Sports family,” said Jeff Krolik, executive vice president, Fox Sports Networks.  “We look forward to once again showcasing the Indians to their fans, as well as working with the Indians ownership to continue to enhance the value of this iconic franchise.”

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Paul Dolan said: “We look forward to a long-term partnership with Fox that will continue to bring state-of-the-art broadcasts of Indians games to the fans while strengthening the franchise and enhancing our ability to build competitive teams.”