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Radio Flagship: WJFK 106.7 FM (see link below for more stations)
Play-by-Play: Charlie Slowes & Dave Jageler
Check Weekly WJFK 106.7 Schedule
For other Radio Broadcast Affiliates:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/schedule/radio_affiliates.jsp

T.V. Broadcasts: MASN/MASN2 (and HD) Play-by-Play: Bob Carpenter & F.P. Santangelo Plus on-field reporter: Dan Kolko NatsXtra Pre/Post-Game: Johnny Holliday & Ray Knight For MASN/MASN2 Channels: http://washington.nationals.mlb.co/was/schedul/tv_affiliates.jsp

2017 NATS Broadcast Schedule:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/schedule/broadcast/index.jps?c_id=was

Other NATS Radio/T.V. Programs:

Radio: Nats Hot Stove: Saturdays mornings on 106.7 FM (9 a.m.) T.V.: Nats Talk w/Phil Wood: Saturday mornings on MASN (10 a.m.)

ABOUT THE BROADCASTERS - TELEVISION:

Bob Carpenter, T.V. Play-by-Play: Carpenter came to the NATS in 2006, after 10 years on T.V. and radio with the St. Louis Cardinals and 16 seasons of MLB on ESPN. A St. Louis native, Carpenter won two St. Louis/Mid-America Emmys. He has called 5 no-hitters, and publishes his own scorebook, “Bob Carpenter’s Scorebook.”

F.P. (Frank-Paul) Santangelo, T.V. Color Analyst: Joining MASN and the NATS in 2011, he previously worked broadcasting San Francisco Giants games on radio. He made his Major League debut with the EXPOS in 1995, and was 4th in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1996. He played under former Nationals manager Davey Johnson in 2000 (LA Dodgers).

Johnny Holliday, T.V. Host, Nats Xtra: In his sixth season with the MASN and the NATS, Holliday is also seeing his 34th season as the “Voice of the Maryland Terrapins,” covering both football and basketball. Holliday started his career as a top 40 disc jockey, and worked with Murray the K at WINS in NYC. Washingtonian Magazine honored Holliday as Washingtonian of the Year for his many civic activities, and he is also a member of the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Ray Knight, T.V. Analyst, Nats Xtra: A two-time MLB all-star and MVP of the 1986 World Series with the New York Mets, Knight has been with the NATS since 2009. He played professional baseball for 17 years as an infielder, 13 of which were spent with the Reds, Astros, and Mets. As a Red, he replaced Pete Rose at 3rd base, and as a Met, he hit the winning run of game six in the 1986 World Series. He retired from MLB in 1989, and became an ESPN broadcaster in 1993.

Bryon Kerr and Phil Wood, Radio Hosts, Nats Talk Live: Into his seventh season with the NATS, Kerr was the voice of the Washington Mystics from 2000-06, and also covers the George Washington University men’s basketball team. Wood has spent his career in the D.C.-Baltimore area (graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS in Fairfax County, VA), and published a book in 2005, “Nationals on Parade.”

Dan Kolko, On-Field Reporter: Having joined MASN in 2012, Kolko became the on-field guy for the NATS 2014 season. He got his start as a radio broadcaster at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and then transferred to the University of Delaware where he did play-by-play and color commentary for the Blue Hens football and basketball teams.

**Fun Fact - The FIRST TV Broadcast: The first televised MLB game took place on August 26, 1939, broadcast on station W2XBS (NYC), the station that was to become WNBC-TV. HOF announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY. Barber was famous for a number of phrases including “can of corn,” describing an easily caught fly ball.

ABOUT THE BROADCASTERS - RADIO:

Charlie Slowes, Radio Play-by-Play: With the NATS since Feb 2005, his trademark “Bang Zoom go the Fireworks” and “a curly ‘W’ is in the books quickly became a permanent part of the NATS game experience. A graduate of Fordham University, Slowes began his broadcasting career with KMOX radio in St. Louis, where he worked with Bob Costas and the late HOF broadcaster, Jack Buck.

Dave Jaegler, Radio Play-by-Play: Jaegler joined the NATS from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2006 and spent six years in Charlotte as the voice of UNC-Charlotte basketball. He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

**Fun Fact - The FIRST Radio broadcast and Color Commentator: The first baseball game broadcast on radio was on August 5, 1921 by KDKA of Pittsburgh, the Pirates versus the Philadelphia Phillies (Pirates won 8-5). In game 3 of the 1923 World Series, Grantland Rice turned over the microphone to Graham McNamee (both were doing play-by-play), who became the first ever color commentator.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – INFORMATION LINKS

NATS MLB Website http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/
NATS Official Blog – Curly W Live https://curlyw.mlblogs.com/
NATS Social Media page http://mlb.mlb.com/fan_forum/social_media/?c_id=was/
Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/
MASN Sports – Nationals (Mark Zuckerman, Byron Kerr, Minor League Insights, etc.) http://www.masnports.com/nationals/
Federal Baseball (SB Nation) http://www.federalbaseball.com
Bleacher Report http://blearcherreport.com/washington-nationals
SB Nation http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/washington-nationals
Nationals Baseball blogspot http://natsbaseball.blogspot.com/?m=1
The Nats Blog http://thenatsblog.com/
District on Deck http://districtondeck.com/
Talk NATS http://talknats.com/