Cardinals On KMOX
When you think of Cardinal Nation, you think of people from all over the midwest, south, and central plains who have been Cardinal fans all their lives. The St. Louis Cardinals fan base covers a very large territory. St. Louis is one of the smallest baseball cities, but Busch Stadium has better attendance figures than cities that are four times larger. That is because people come from miles away to see the Cardinals. How was Cardinal Nation built In two ways: 1. Good quality Players. 2. The Reach of KMOX radio. It is true that St. Louis got shortchanged when the FCC assigned AM signals. However, one station can get out beyond the rest, and that is KMOX. When Major league baseball was an institution dominated by clubs in the north and east, the St. Louis Cardinals were the Southernmost and Westernmost ballclub. The signal of KMOX brought baseball the Cardinals to places all over the Country. People in the South, the lower midwest, and the Central plains grew up listening to Harry Caray, Jack Buck, and Mike Shannon. Now Cardinal ownership cares more about money than reaching fans. KTRS offered the Cardinals a 50% ownership stake. The Cardinals took the bait. They hope to make more money by people sigining up for MLB audio and Sattelite Radio. Though KTRS has a great day signal, it is miniscule at night. When are most of the Cardinal games At night. The legacy of Cardinal Baseball and KMOX has come to an end, and fans in the South, Central Plains, and Lower midwest now hear Conservative Talk from Boston when they listen to KMOX, instead of Cardinal Baseball. We the undersigned do not want to see the Cardinal Nation lose its national appeal. The signal of KTRS is inadequate to reach the Cardinal nation, and many of the affiliates are also too weak to serve Cardinal fans. We ask you, the St. Louis Cardinals to resume your broadcasts on KMOX.