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Lillian
05-11-2008, 09:01 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just wanted to know if anyone has any advice regarding how to get the radio broadcasts with Stone and Farmer.
I can't get a decent signal on an am radio from my building. An antenna is one solution, but I'm curious about the XM Radio. I see that they have the Sox games, but I can't seem to find out what broadcasting team they use.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

southside rocks
05-11-2008, 09:21 AM
XM doesn't have its own broadcasters. It picks up the home broadcast for every team and carries that. So you'd get Farmer and Stone for Sox home games, and when the Sox are on the road you'd get the other team's announcers doing the games.

I could be wrong, but I believe you can listen to WSCR over the internet. That would give you Farmer & Stone for all games.

ebit
05-11-2008, 09:28 AM
WSCR get's blocked out during the Sox games. If you want to go the internet route you need to purchase the 15 dollar radio package from mlb.com. Up in Milwaukee I get the score crystal clear in my car but can't get it in my apartment for whatever reason. The 15 dollar package has been well worth it imo.

BRDSR
05-11-2008, 09:36 AM
WSCR get's blocked out during the Sox games. If you want to go the internet route you need to purchase the 15 dollar radio package from mlb.com. Up in Milwaukee I get the score crystal clear in my car but can't get it in my apartment for whatever reason. The 15 dollar package has been well worth it imo.

Not gonna find a better deal anywhere.

southside rocks
05-11-2008, 09:39 AM
WSCR get's blocked out during the Sox games.

Oh thanks, I did not know that.

Scottiehaswheels
05-11-2008, 10:03 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just wanted to know if anyone has any advice regarding how to get the radio broadcasts with Stone and Farmer.
I can't get a decent signal on an am radio from my building. An antenna is one solution, but I'm curious about the XM Radio. I see that they have the Sox games, but I can't seem to find out what broadcasting team they use.
Any advice would be appreciated.

ThanksI highly recommend XM as it is nice to be able to plug and play the receiver in the car/home/wherever. With the MLB audio you're stuck behind a computer. XM has great baseball exclusive programming on channel 175. 6-10 AM morning announcers are good, one of Baltimore's? broadcasters and some other guy whose name I always forget. I don't listen much to the 10-12 hour but I think it's usually a rebroadcast of the earlier show. 2-6? is Kevin Kennedy and Rob Dibble with their take on what is going on around MLB (usually humorous), 6-10PM is usually either Charlie Steiner/ Ronnie Lane talking about games played/in progress. They also do exclusive interviews and play those a lot during winter as well as historic games (godsend). I also have MLB Extra Innings at home to watch games other than the Sox when I'm up late and not working.

Brian26
05-11-2008, 10:07 AM
WSCR get's blocked out during the Sox games. If you want to go the internet route you need to purchase the 15 dollar radio package from mlb.com. Up in Milwaukee I get the score crystal clear in my car but can't get it in my apartment for whatever reason. The 15 dollar package has been well worth it imo.

Not gonna find a better deal anywhere.

I agree with you. The only problem with it is that the feed seems to be delayed anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute on any given day. In fact, the delay is so great that many times the result of a play will pop up on the Gameday feature before you actually hear it. If you're just listening to the game on its own, it's not even something you would notice. However, if you're trying to watch the muted game on television or follow on Gameday, it could get aggravating.

itsnotrequired
05-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Not gonna find a better deal anywhere.

No kidding. The package includes home and away broadcasts for all the games plus alternate audio (if available, stuff like spanish broadcasts, college, etc.) Spring Training is included as is the postseason. You also have access several years back for all the games so if you want to listen to a sweet call, you can.

southside rocks
05-11-2008, 11:31 AM
I highly recommend XM as it is nice to be able to plug and play the receiver in the car/home/wherever. With the MLB audio you're stuck behind a computer. XM has great baseball exclusive programming on channel 175. 6-10 AM morning announcers are good, one of Baltimore's? broadcasters and some other guy whose name I always forget. I don't listen much to the 10-12 hour but I think it's usually a rebroadcast of the earlier show. 2-6? is Kevin Kennedy and Rob Dibble with their take on what is going on around MLB (usually humorous), 6-10PM is usually either Charlie Steiner/ Ronnie Lane talking about games played/in progress. They also do exclusive interviews and play those a lot during winter as well as historic games (godsend). I also have MLB Extra Innings at home to watch games other than the Sox when I'm up late and not working.

I love XM. I listen to lots of different games, and I like MLB HomePlate and the programs on it. It's wonderful to be able to listen to baseball discussions without (a) shouting, infantile radio jocks who feel like they have to create controversy and (b) commercials for various 'performance enhancement' drugs and debt relief programs and gambling casinos and 'gentlemen's clubs' that make me wonder about the station's audience.

XM Radio and MLB Extra Innings are two items that IMO are well worth their cost.

(I think the Baltimore broadcaster you're thinking of is Buck Martinez? I like his appearances on XM.)

Scottiehaswheels
05-11-2008, 11:32 AM
(I think the Baltimore broadcaster you're thinking of is Buck Martinez? I like his appearances on XM.)Yeah good call thanks! Mark Patrick is the other guy.

turners56
05-11-2008, 12:18 PM
Try MLB.com gameday audio. It's like 50 bucks for a whole season.

Brian26
05-11-2008, 02:56 PM
Try MLB.com gameday audio. It's like 50 bucks for a whole season.

:scratch:

What am I missing here?