Phillies Extend Radio Contract
Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the Phillies have extended their contract with CBS Radio through the 2015 season. A three-year-contract, signed in 2012, was to expire at the end of this season.
Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Officials on both sides said the extra year will give them a chance to negotiate the next long-term contract.
Dave Buck, senior vice president of marketing and advertising for the Phillies, said the two sides agreed on a one-year deal because time was running out on the current deal and it will give them more time to negotiate a long-term extension, hopefully well before the 2015 season ends.
“We were trying to get our ducks in a row and we’ll start negotiating a long-term deal right away,” Buck said. “We would hope to have something worked out by the All-Star Break [next July].”
Announcers Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen and Jim Jackson are expected to continue.