Pelicans moving to Fox Sports 1050

Courtesy of SCnow

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are switching on the dial for 2012, going back to a radio signal they once called home, and helping to launch the Grand Strand’s newest sports station. On Monday, March 5th, 1050 AM will flip from its current format to become a FOX Sports station. The Pelicans will help headline the switch, calling the new station home after coming to an agreement with Cumulus Media.

The move transfers the Pelicans from ESPN 93.9 “The Team,” a station they’ve called home for more than a decade. But it also puts the Birds back on a station where they once flew. The Pelicans previously played on the 1050 airwaves when ESPN “The Team” was trimulcast on 93.7 and 93.9 FM and 1050 AM.

“This is an exciting move for us as an organization,” said Pelicans General Manager Scott Brown. “It not only brings us back to our radio roots, but also gives our fans one place they know will carry all 140 games all summer. Our fans no longer have to worry about games moving because of time conflicts. They now have a consistent place to find games.”

“I’m thrilled to be part of something new,” said Pelicans Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting and STAA client Joel Godett. “It’s great as an organization to help anchor a new station and be part of something we know will catch on with fans across the Grand Strand.”

All 140 Pelicans games, including any playoff games, will be carried live on FOX Sports 1050, online at the station’s website and online at

Both ESPN “The Team” and FOX Sports 1050 are owned and operated by Cumulus Media.

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