As the Akron RubberDucks open the 2022 Eastern League season and prepare to take the field at Canal Park, their games will return to their radio home, 640 WHLO, continuing a longstanding partnership with iHeartMedia Akron/Canton.
For a third straight season, Marco LaNave and Jim Clark, a 2019 Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Famer in his 29th season with the franchise, will call the play-by-play of the games from the newly-named Audio-Technica Broadcast Booth.
“After a memorable championship season, we are excited to have Marco and Jim again calling the action, and to continue our great partnership with iHeartMedia,” said RubberDucks General Manager and COO Jim Pfander. “The powerful signal of 640 WHLO brings RubberDucks baseball to fans across the region, who can follow the reigning league champions at home and on the road this spring and summer.”
“Baseball is magical on the radio, and we’re thrilled to continue our iHeartMedia partnership with the Akron RubberDucks,” said iHeartMedia Cleveland Regional Senior Vice President of Programming Keith Kennedy.
In addition to radio, live home and road broadcasts powered by FirstEnergy will be available for free on the following platforms:
RubberDucks home broadcasts on 640 WHLO can also be heard on MiLB.TV – the platform carrying home broadcasts from every Eastern League ballpark and more than 6,500 games across Minor League Baseball. Subscriptions are available at MiLB.TV. Enter the promo code RUBBERDUCKS at checkout to save $10 on a yearly subscription (normally $49.99).
The “RubberDucks Warmup” pregame show airs 15 minutes or more before each game and will open the 2022 broadcast season live from Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday, April 8, at 5:50 p.m. before the scheduled 6:05 p.m. first pitch.
After their season-opening three-game road trip, the RubberDucks open Canal Park for the 2022 season on Tuesday, April 12, against the Reading Fightin Phils. Season tickets, ticket packages and single game tickets are on sale now by calling 855-97-QUACK or visiting akronrubberducks.com.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. The RubberDucks season is powered by FirstEnergy at Canal Park, with the home opener April 12, 2022, against the Reading Fightin Phils at 7:05 PM. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit akronrubberducks.com/. For more information about the team, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks, or on Twitter @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram @akronrubberducks.