Well, it appears the Lancaster Barnstormers lost their radio home.
Lancaster’s Sunday News reported the Barnstormers have been booted from WLPA-AM 1490 in favor of the Phillies. The move “blindsided” the Barnstormers, according to Opening Day Partners president Jon Danos.
The Barnstormers are already looking at other local stations and webcasts, something the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs were limited to when they began play in 2008.
Could the day come when the Revolution and broadcaster Darrell Henry (pictured above with Jayson Stark) won’t have a local radio station to call home?
I’ve already heard that doomsday prediction, long before the Barnstormers were sent looking for a new home. It’s possible the Revs could one day be broadcast just on the Web.
WOYK had great timing when it dumped the Orioles in favor of going local in Nov. 2009. WOYK’s deal with the Revs happened right before York rattled off back-to-back league championships. The O’s have continued to struggle to compete in the American League East. But it remains to be seen if competitive baseball is good business. Is going local good business for WOYK?
Time will tell.