Q: Why Doesn't Padres Radio STREAM Padres Games?

April 09, 2018 - 10:38 am

It's probably the question we get asked more than any other.

"Why can't I get Padres games on the 97.3 FM online stream and app?"

The answer isn't complicated. 

While we would like nothing more than to carry Padres game via online stream, Major League Baseball simply doesn't allow it.

The MLB treats streaming as a completely separate entity from an over-the-air broadcast and they reserve the right to offer all games via their subscription service. The licensing fees radio stations pay to air baseball games does not include streaming, nor is stream licensing even available to broadcasters. 

For more information about hearing games via stream and the MLB Gameday app and subscription prices (which are actually pretty reasonable), click here.