SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The surest sound of spring -- not the chirping of robins but the crack of bat meeting ball -- will waft over Pittsburgh airwaves at 1:05 p.m. ET on March 3. The Pirates' Grapefruit League opener against Toronto in Dunedin, Fla., will air on KDKA FM, the first of the full broadcast schedule of 29 exhibitions.
KDKA, the flagship of the Bucs' 40-station radio network, and ROOT Sports TV are in the preseason mix, but a dozen of the preseason games will be streamed exclusively on pirates.com, starting with the home opener at McKechnie Field, a March 4 return engagement with the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. ET.