High School Football

West Virginia Black Bears and MetroNews ink radio network agreement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Black Bears, a Class A minor league baseball team of the New York-Penn League, recently relocated to Monongalia County, have announced an inaugural three-year deal with the METRONEWS Radio Network creating a six-station radio network in north central West Virginia for all Black Bear games.

METRONEWS President Dale Miller said the Black Bears Radio Network from METRONEWS would include the following stations:

  • WCLG-AM – 1300 Khz – Morgantown
  • WFSP-FM – 107.7 Mhz – Kingwood
  • WFGM-FM – 93.1 Mhz – Barrackville/Fairmont
  • WAJR-FM – 103.3Mhz – Clarksburg/Salem
  • WBTQ-FM – 93.5 Mhz – Buckhannon
  • WSWW-FM – 95.7 Mhz – Craigsville/Summersville

The Black Bears will open their first season in Morgantown on June 19th at the new Monongalia County Ballpark as an affiliate of the National League Pittsburgh Pirates and will face the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

The team moved to West Virginia from Jamestown, New York, and competes in the 14-team New York-Penn League.

All 76-games of the regular season, and all post-season games, will be broadcast over the Black Bears Radio Network from METRONEWS with veteran sportscaster Kyle Wiggs handling the play-by-play.

“In Kyle Wiggs you have a very talented broadcaster who has had a lifelong interest in professional baseball,” said Miller.

Regarding the new network arrangement with METRONEWS, Black Bears General Manager Matthew Drayer said: “We are excited about the radio coverage provided by METRONEWS for our first year in West Virginia giving us one of the best radio networks in all of minor league baseball.”

The Black Bears are assigned to the Pinckney division of the New York Penn League where they finished second last year behind State College, Pennsylvania. Other division opponents are Auburn and Batavia, New York, Mahoning Valley, Ohio, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Other teams in the New York Penn League include Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Tri-City in New York, Aberdeen, Maryland; Lowell, Massachusetts; Norwich, Connecticut and Burlington, Vermont.

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