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Indians, Clear Channel announce five-year contract


CLEVELAND -- The Indians announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms on a new five-year contract with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment for WTAM 1100 AM to remain the team's flagship radio station.

The radio team of Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus will remain intact.

"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the Cleveland Indians," Gary Mincer, market president of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland, said in a release. "Our partnership with the Indians allows fans from all over the region to follow Indians baseball."

As part of the deal, WTAM 1100 AM will air all regular-season games, and WMMS 100.7 FM will simulcast 144 games. Clear Channel Cleveland will also air 15 live broadcasts of Spring Training games, and will continue to distribute games to the Indians Radio Network, which includes 26 stations throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

"The Cleveland Indians are proud and excited to continue our 15-year partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment," team president Mark Shapiro said in a release. "We are fortunate that this partnership continues our consistent broadcast on WTAM while expanding our radio presence to a new FM audience through WMMS."

The Indians have also reached a multiyear deal with Rosenhaus, who is entering his seventh season as part of the radio broadcast team.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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