In the best news about HD Radio I have heard sinceYRockOnXPN debuted a few years back, 98.1 WOGL HD-4 in Philadelphia has been made into a station that will feature Phillies content, well, 24/7 - just like the name implies. You will be able to hear every Phillies game in crystal clear HD audio, as well as replays of the previous day's game every morning at 9:00 am. More from the Phillies press release about the station:
In addition to game coverage, Phillies 24/7 will broadcast a full schedule of unique daily and weekly programs centered on the team, as well as provide behind the scenes access at Citizens Bank Park, and archived audio content including classic game replays. Phillies fans can expect to hear new shows heard only on Phillies 24/7, including Phillies Today - a daily look at all things Phillies on the field and off, Phillies Phorum - a weekly opportunity for fans to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter, and Phillies Playlist - a look at what's playing on a different Phillies' mp3 player each week.
I'm pretty excited about this. I do have an HD radio in my car, not sure how many other people do, but the sound quality is usually quite good. And to be able to have a default station where I know they are only going to be talking about Phillies stuff/providing Phillies content - sure beats listening to people talk about the Eagles in June on WIP...
Plus, I would like to know what is on Cliff Lee's iPod....
Well we now know what one of the weekly shows will be. Bill Baer of Crashburnalley.com today announced that he will co-host an hour long show every Tuesday called, fittingly, Stathead. It will air from 3-4 pm and at this time will only be available to listen to through the HD-4 feed.
From his blog post about it:
Stat Head (Most Tuesdays at 3pm)
Statistics have always been a big deal in baseball. There are the numbers you know about, the hits, runs and errors. There are other numbers though, deeper numbers. Our resident stat head, Bill Baer of CrashburnAlley.com breaks them down for you and tells you what you might be missing.
Hopefully we get more updates on other new content soon. I did listen in the car to and from work yesterday to the station, both times they were playing a re-broadcast of Sunday's game.