After 51 years, KDKA out as Pirates flagship station
PITTSBURGH -- The first radio station to broadcast a major-league baseball game is losing the rights to Pittsburgh Pirates games after 51 years.
KDKA will cease to be the Pirates' flagship station in 2007 as the team's radio rights shift for the first time to FM news-talk station WPGB. KDKA has carried Pirates games since 1955 and, in 1921, carried the first live broadcast of a major-league game -- about a year after becoming the nation's first licensed commercial radio station.
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