This means that 1300 KBRL will become McCook's radio home for Royals Baseball. Opening Day for the Royals on 1300 KBRL will be on April 6 when Kansas City travels to the Chicago White Sox.
The Royals starting third baseball is former University of Nebraska standout Alex Gordon, a product of Lincoln Southeast High School.
Along with being the area's new home for Royals baseball, 1300 KBRL is also your home for the Open Line, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee.
"We are thrilled with our new partnership with the Kansas City Royals," says High Plains Radio general manager Bryan Loker. "The partnership further exemplifies KBRL's commitment to providing McCook and Southwest Nebraska the best in news and entertainment programming."
The Royals Radio Network is made up of over 80 affiliates throughout the Midwest in 8 states. 2007 Ford C. Frick Award winner Denny Matthews and 11-time Kansas Sportscaster of the Year Bob Davis will be behind the microphone.
Matthews will return for his 41st season and Davis will enter his second season in the radio booth after 11 seasons as the television voice of Royals baseball.
The duo will be joined by veteran play-by-play announcer Steve Stewart, who will host the pre and post game shows on RRN, as well as call the action on selected games throughout the year.
Ryan Lefebvre will also provide play by play call on the radio when he is not announcing on television.
High Plains Radio is a part of Armada Media Corporation with nine stations across the tri-state area including 1300 KBRL, 96.1 KICX, 103.9 KQHK-The Hawk, 101.1 KFNF and fellow Royals affiliate 97.7 Jack FM.