Jim Williams: MASN, 106.7 the Fan going all out on Nationals on Monday

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It is Opening Day in Washington, and with a team that is the defending National League East champion and the chic pick to win the World Series, you can bet Monday will be special.

The flagship radio station for the Nationals again will be 106.7 the Fan. As far as TV, the Nationals' games will air on MASN and MASN2, with select games simulcast on new broadcast partner WUSA (Ch. 9).

Here is all you need to know about the Nationals and Opening Day from a broadcast perspective:

On the radio, things will start on 106.7 the Fan at 6 a.m., when the Junkies will kick the morning off. The entire day will be dedicated to Nationals coverage. On the TV side, MASN will get going things going at noon with a special edition of "Nats Xtra" pregame with Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight.

The Nationals take on the Marlins at 1 p.m., and you can watch the game on MASN and Ch. 9.

In the booth, everything will seem familiar.

Consummate professional Bob Carpenter enters his eighth year as the TV voice of the Nationals. His partner for the third year in a row will be the popular F.P. Santangelo, who again will handle the color analyst duties.

On the radio, Charlie Slowes, who has called the Nats' games since they moved to Washington in 2005, will be behind the microphone. Dave Jagler will join Slowes for the eighth straight year. The Washington Examiner's Phil Wood will handle the postgame duties on the 106.7 the Fan.

Nationally, Fox again will be the home of the Saturday "Game of the Week," the All-Star Game, American League Championship Series and World Series. TBS will have a Sunday afternoon game, the NL and AL Division Series and the NLCS. ESPN will broadcast its "Sunday Night Baseball" as well as games on Monday and Wednesday nights. The MLB Network will have night games Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Examiner columnist Jim Williams is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer, director and writer. Follow him on Twitter @wordmandc.

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