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710 ESPN Seattle Mariners Contract Extension

710 ESPN SEATTLE AND THE MARINERS PREPARE TO PLAY BALL FOR YEARS TO COME

September 20, 2011
For Immediate Release

SEATTLE, WA - For the past three years, Mariners fans have tuned into 710 ESPN Seattle to hear every game and mark each remarkable moment of the season; from Ichiro setting the record for the number of 200 hit seasons to ten and Felix Hernandez' Cy Young Award winning season, to the moving tributes in memory of Hall of Fame announcer Dave Niehaus.

Today, Bonneville Seattle Media Group and the Seattle Mariners jointly announced a multi-year contract extension for Mariners baseball to continue to be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle and serve as the team's flagship radio station.

Mariners President Chuck Armstrong said, "Our relationship with Bonneville Seattle Media Group and 710 ESPN Seattle is an important one for our franchise. With its powerful signal and sports format, we are natural partners for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest."

The new agreement includes all Mariners regular season games, a minimum of 20 spring training games, pre-game and post-game programming as well as off-season Hot Stove League Shows.

"It has been a pleasure working with the Seattle Mariners for the past three years and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the years to come," said 710 ESPN Seattle General Manager, Dave Pridemore. "Combined with our additional coverage of the team on MyNorthwest.com, we are striving to maintain our status as the number one place for fans to find Mariners news and information."

From 1985 -2002, Mariners baseball was carried on 710-am (KIRO). The Mariners will continue to employ the announcers and producer-engineer for the game coverage.

Bonneville International (www.bonneville.com) is an award-winning, dynamic media company with radio, television, satellite, and advertising properties in Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Living its three-fold mission of "People, Communities, and Profit" as a way of life, the company has a long-standing reputation and is known industry-wide for its innovative business model, its values-oriented programming, and for its nationally recognized commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts. Locally, Bonneville Seattle Media Group includes 710 ESPN Seattle, AM 770, 97.3 KIRO FM, www.MyNorthwest.com and www.710sports.com.

Contacts:
Stephanie Starr, Bonneville Seattle Media Group
206-726-6871
sstarr@bonneville.com

Rebecca Hale, Seattle Mariners
206-346-4324
rhale@mariners.com

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