In case you missed it and you’re trying to find a way to listen or watch Friday’s home opener, the Orioles switched flagship radio stations in January. CBS Radio's WJZ (105.7 FM) will broadcast all 162 regular-season games, as well as pregame and postgame shows.
In addition to Friday’s radio broadcast, the home opener will be shown locally on WJZ Ch. 13 and MASN.
Gary Thorne and former Orioles stars Jim Palmer and Mike Bordick will have the call on TV. There is no “sideline” reporter during Orioles games. The radio switch didn’t affect the broadcast team of Joe Angel and Fred Manfra, who are employed by the Orioles and are working their 12th season together.
WJZ held radio broadcast rights for the 2007 through 2010 seasons, marking the first time the club's games weren't heard on the AM dial in Baltimore. The Orioles Radio Network includes 34 stations across seven states.
WJZ-TV (Ch. 13) will have live reports from the ballpark starting at 5 a.m. Sports director Mark Viviano will be at Camden Yards at 6 a.m. and will be joined by Dave Johnson (analyst) at 6:30 a.m. They will have more live reports at noon, then a live pregame special program at 2 p.m., leading up to first pitch at 3:05.