Beach Bums Partner With The Bear 98.1fm

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The Beach Bums have found Suntan and Sunburn a new radio home in 98.1 and 107.1 The Bear and are excited to have the support of the Northern Star Broadcasting network as they head into the 2014 star packed promotion schedule.

“The network gives us great exposure across all 11 radio stations. We're very excited to bring the Beach Bums to 98.1 The Bear” said John Wuerfel, President and CEO of the Traverse City Beach Bums. “Del and Mary Reynolds were so enthusiastic when we first met, we knew this would be a great deal for both sides.” The entire 96 game 2014 schedule will be broadcast on 98.1 and 107.1 The Bear as well as online streaming at

The baseball team is looking good but the promotions schedule is looking just as good. While some fan favorite nights return, Family FUNday Sunday and Two for Tuesday, new for 2014 will be premium nights each Friday and Saturday from FANtastic Firework Fridays to Celebrity Saturdays, special promotions will be the standard, starting with former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty on June 20. McCarty will be at Wuerfel Park for a book signing of his new book 'My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star'.

The newly crowned Miss Michigan will be making a stop at the game on July 18 before she competes for Miss America. She will be available for autographs and photos before the game so be sure to come early as the Beach Bums are also giving away 250 tiaras to the first girls through the gates.

The following night, July 19, HGTV legend and Traverse City native Carter Oosterhouse along with his wife Amy Smart, best know for her roles in Just Friends, Varsity Blues and most recently TV’s Justified, will be attending the game in support of a fundraising event to build Carter’s Kids Playgrounds. The night will feature a Carter’s Kids jersey auction that provides a unique opportunity to take home your favorite player or mascot’s jersey right after the game. To cap off a fantastic season the Beach Bums are excited to have Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri available before the game on August 30 for photos. The Beach Bums will also be giving away 250 tiaras to the first girls through the gate.

The promotion schedule is still taking shape with many exciting additions to follow in the ensuing months leading up to Opening Night. The Beach Bums Nation is encouraged to continue to check back on or listen in on 98.1 and 107.1 The Bear to get the latest announcements.

The Traverse City Beach Bums are members of the Frontier League an independent baseball league with teams in seven Midwest states. The Beach Bums are entering their ninth season of play in 2014. Season tickets are now on sale. The Beach Bums will be playing their season opener at Wuerfel Park on a FANtastic Fireworks Friday, May 23. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening one hour prior. Please phone 231-943-0100 for more information..

Photo by Tonya Wuerfel