This was posted by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog on Friday, November 4, 2016
680 and 93.7/The Fan’s parent company Dickey Broadcasting has signed a new 10-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, ensuring the partnership will last through 2026.
The sports talk station has been the radio home for the Braves since 2010. Games are also aired on NewsRadio 106.7, which is owned by Atlanta-based Cumulus. (From 2010 to 2013, Rock 100.5 was the FM simulcast partner.)
Dickey Broadcasting is also moving its headquarters from Buckhead to space near SunTrust Plaza Park next to the new Coca-Cola Roxy Theater. The actual 680/The Fan studios have been in the same place as Cumulus headquarters off Johnson Ferry Road off 400, now a crowded space which includes Rock 100.5, Q100, Kicks 101.5 and NewsRadio 106.7.
“We’ve long been proud partners of the Atlanta Braves, and now we’re excited that we can call them our neighbors at The Battery Atlanta,” said president David Dickey in a press release. “From expanded coverage opportunities to exclusive programming, we’ll be able to share the best stories from the team to all of Braves Country.”
The Braves’ radio partner prior to the Fan was WGST with an FM partner from 2005 to 2009. For much of the Braves’ time in Atlanta, WSB-AM was its radio partner.
This is morning host and baseball guru Chris Dimino‘s Facebook announcement today:
We all have a Dream Job want.
I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to live his out in the waking hours.
Really happy to announce the 680 The Fan & Dickey Broadcasting have signed a 10 year deal to be the Radio home (and much more) of the Atlanta Braves.
While it’s “work”..it will now be down mere feat from where the guys will play.
I hope we all get to watch this team turn it completely around and we have an environment to share the high fives and tension that comes with rooting in October.
Offseason is here.
Pitchers and Catchers around the corner.
Look forward to sharing it all with you guys.
And here is mid-morning host Sandra Golden’s FB note:
We are moving to Sun Trust Park!I am THRILLED with the news that The Fan 680 & 937 the Fan have extended its partnership with the Atlanta Braves thru 2026. This is unprecedented in today’s world. Our new studio will be part of the battery at the new stadium . Grateful for my job and teammates.