ESPN Radio programming is available on 450 stations, and now, iTunes Radio. The first live event offered will be ESPN Radio’s broadcast of the Atlanta Braves visiting the Colorado Rockies matchup on June 11, at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The first sports content on the new service, according to ESPN, can be heard on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes on Mac and Windows, and Apple TV.
The sports broadcaster says it looks forward to working with Apple to bring expanded local station content to its listeners in the future. ESPN podcasts and on-demand content will continue to be available for download from the iTunes Store.
The live ESPN Radio network stream being offered features national sports talk shows including “Mike & Mike” (Greenberg and Golic), “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” “SVP & Russillo” (Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo), “The Dan Le Batard Show,” “Sedano & Stink” (Jorge Sedano and Mark Schlereth) and “The Freddie Coleman Show.”
In addition, the live ESPN Radio station on iTunes Radio will offer events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Major League Baseball including the playoffs and World Series, season-long college football, culminating with the College Football Playoff, college basketball and U.S. Open golf.
More than 40 NPR member station streams from cities including are now available on Apple iTunes Radio as well, NPR Digital Services VP Bob Kempf confirms to RW. Back in March, NPR was the first news radio content on the service. At the time, officials promised additional content from member stations.