Category Archives: Media
PRESS RELEASE – The Smokies will air 22 consecutive weeks of programming on WKNX beginning April 5, 2014 and tentatively concluding on August 30,2014. The yet to be named show airing every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM will be a behind the scenes look at the 2014 Smokies baseball team and the fun things that abound at Smokies Stadium. The show will take fans into the clubhouse with the players, Continue reading
The summer collegiate Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League) are set to premiere the documentary Summer of Success tonight at 7:30 p.m. (EST). While the video focuses on the Hawks, the team says it’s really a representation of the Cape League experience. Continue reading
I recently published a Google virtual tour of the Kane County Cougars’ ballpark in Geneva, Illinois. This Google tour is believed to be the first of its kind in Minor League Baseball, so I thought I would share some thoughts about it, as I believe the technology will be of great interest to other teams. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The International League Champion Durham Bulls have announced details of new videoboards that will be among the highlights of a $19 million renovation project at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Dallas, TX based TS Sports has been contracted to install three new state-of-the-art, HD displays that will provide better views of instant replays, in-game entertainment and game information. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new multimedia project at Hadlock Field on Wednesday. The project includes the addition of 17′ X 53′ high density video board in left-center field, a new 9.3′ X 18.6′ display board in right-center field, and a new marquee sign in front of the stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Construction wasn’t the only thing breaking ground at the Sydney Cricket Ground this Wednesday. The historic grounds were host to the Sydney Blue Sox Official Season Launch Party, where many gathered to usher in a new season of true blue baseball, but also a new era of the sport in New South Wales. Continue reading
WGN-AM 720 said in a statement Wednesday that radio color analyst Keith Moreland is leaving after three seasons to devote more time to his family. Moreland joined the Chicago Cubs’ radio team with play-by-play broadcaster Pat Hughes in February of 2011. Read more here.
Free Wi-Fi is being installed at Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). The network will handle up to 1,000 users simultaneously and will be expanded over time. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – It may be the off-season at Fraser Field for the North Shore Navigators but the front office is still hard at work. On Thursday afternoon, General Manager Bill Terlecky announced that Director of Media Relations, Joe Gill, has stepped down and has been by replaced by Kevin Maggiore and Chris Podymaitis. The announcement comes only a week after the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Triple-A Baseball (International and Pacific Coast Leagues) announced today that the NBC Sports Network will once again televise the Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game. This year’s contest takes place at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 17 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern League announced today that Chris Harris, “The Voice of the Generals,” has been named its 2013 Radio Broadcaster of the Year, as selected by his peers and the league’s general managers. Harris receives this award in his fifth year with the Jackson Generals as the team’s Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Throughout the history of baseball, there have been countless player trades and even manager trades that were intended to help both teams. But the Charleston RiverDogs and their Goldklang Group sister team, the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League, will “trade” public address announcers to benefit not the teams but the fans. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that they are involved with a project to bring a portion of an independent film production to Lewis and Clark Park. Continue reading
After three years of on-and-off talks, the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) have locked in a deal to have eight of their home games broadcast live this season. Thursday’s series opener against the indy pro Winnipeg Goldeyes (American Association) will be the first-ever televised game in franchise history. Read more here. View schedule and read more from the Boulders here.
The national TV audience will see the Cincinnati Reds Opening Night ceremonial first pitch by Ernie “Turtleman” Brown on Sunday, July 14 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman show. The “Major League Menace” episode features the Turtleman trying to catch a critter denned up in the batting cages under Great American Ball Park. Read more here and here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Peoria Chiefs have partnered with TS Sports in Dallas, Texas to install a brand new, state-of-the-art Lighthouse HD10 LED Video Board at Dozer Park. The new board will be installed and ready to go for the Chiefs August 17-23 homestand. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class ‘A’ short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced Danny Mays as its new public address announcer at Ripken Stadium. “The Voice” of Ripken Stadium was an online, social contest allowing interested parties to submit an audition video and engage in an interactive, public voting process. Mays was among eight finalists who Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Bud Haney and Don Sanders, both Bearkat alums, have made possible the addition of a new video/scoreboard at Sam Houston State’s modern baseball facility. Installation of the top-of-the-line board by Daktronics is set to begin this summer to be ready for the 2014 Bearkat baseball season at Don Sanders Stadium.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is pleased to announce it is launching a YouTube channel this summer that will provide fans with more than 560 NWL games streamed live during the 2013 regular and post season on the Northwoods League YouTube channel and through a YouTube video player on northwoodsleague.tv. The partnership was announced by Dick Radatz, Jr., Northwoods Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards new Zimbrick Honda Video Board will be installed at 9:30 am tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the “Duck Pond.” All members of the media are invited to watch the crane hoist the video board into place. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce that Bob Socci, one of their radio broadcasters, has been named as the new radio voice of the New England Patriots. Socci, who is in his first season with the PawSox after being hired this past March, will stay with the PawSox for the next few months before taking over Patriots duties on or around July 1. Continue reading
There seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything, and now there is one for the baseball fan who wants to monitor the weather before or after heading to the ballpark on gameday. RainAware on Thursday released its new Ballpark Weather app. For the fan without the fancy phone, the website www.Baseball-Weather.com offers real time baseball weather data.
PRESS RELEASE – The Idaho Falls Chukars announced today a new member of the Chukars Broadcast team. Chris Lewis will take over the duties as Road Radio Broadcaster and will join John Balginy for all Chukars home games for the 2013 season. “I’m extremely grateful and thankful for this opportunity with Idaho Falls,” stated Lewis. “I’m excited to be a part of such a hard working Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks announced the today the addition of Garrett Knock as the Media Relations Intern and Broadcaster. Knock responsibilities will be highlighted by updating the website, press releases, social media and play-by-play for each home game during the summer. In addition, Knock will also travel with the team to away games tweeting game updates for the fans unable to Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League are pleased to announce the hiring of Richard Haifley as the team’s new Director of Marketing and Communications. Haifley will be tasked with building on the Generals’ branding efforts in Victoria and the surrounding communities as well as creating new and exciting ways to get the community involved with the team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – NEPA’s boys of summer have yet another new home. In addition to the $43 million reconstructed PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) will have 20 of their home games televised throughout the region on WQMY My Network TV in year one of a five-year deal. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros and the Ohio Center of Broadcasting (OCB) today announced a partnership arrangement, which includes more than $10,000 worth of donated broadcasting equipment to the OCB, and educational and training opportunities for the students. Continue reading
A giant new videoboard is now in place at Hank Aaron Stadium, as the Double-A Mobile BayBears (Southern league) prepare for their home opener against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on April 10. The old videoboard had donned the outfield since the ballpark opened in 1997. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops announced today that longtime baseball broadcaster and Hillsboro resident Rich Burk will serve as the broadcast voice for the franchise. The Hops also announced that all 76 of their regular season games plus playoffs will be broadcast on Fox Sports AM620 Portland. Continue reading
We are not sure if this was luck, great marketing, or whatever, but hats off to the summer collegiate Battle Creek Bombers (Northwoods League) for securing a live appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America early this morning to showcase their new “Twinkie Dog.” There are all kinds of new and creative food items introduced each year across the minor-league industry, but for some reason this one caught the eye of the right people. Watch the GMA appearance here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Walla Walla Sweets are excited to announce the signing of award-winning radio talent Howard Hoffman as the play-by-play broadcaster for the 2013 season. Hoffman enjoyed a 40-year career in radio that took him to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Hoffman will make his first foray into baseball broadcasting by joining the Sweets as the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers and the Twinkie Dog have officially captured national headlines. To cap off an incredible week in Bombers history, this coming Friday morning the Bombers version of the Twinkie Dog will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Josh Suchon (pronounced “sue-shawn”) has been hired as the Albuquerque Isotopes’ Radio Broadcaster, the Triple-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. The co-host of Dodgers Talk radio show on the Dodgers Radio Network from 2008-2011 will become the third play-by-play broadcaster in Isotopes history when he steps in the booth this season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, today announced their 2013 television schedule that will include the live broadcast of 48 games to be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 713 in Buffalo. The schedule begins with on Opening Day, Thursday April 4, as the Bisons host the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.). Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce that Nathan Barnett will join the organization’s broadcast team for the 2013 season. Barnett will work alongside “Voice of the RoughRiders” Alex Vispoli in delivering the play-by-play for home games and will be instrumental in the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also assist with the team’s Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts announced Monday that Michigan State sophomore Jennifer Swanchara will serve as the team’s new public address announcer at Cooley Law School Stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Charlotte Knights have hired TSE Services to consult new technologies being incorporated into BB&T Ballpark, scheduled to open Spring 2014 in uptown Charlotte, NC. With their vast experience and expertise integrating audio and visual technology throughout the country, TSE will be responsible for the oversight and purchasing of nine state-of-the-art LED displays, along Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A new voice will be behind the microphone this season as Spencer Thurling has been hired as the AppleSox new radio broadcaster. Thurling will announce every AppleSox game on the team’s radio home 560 KPQ and online at kpq.com. Continue reading