PRESS RELEASE – The High Point – Thomasville HiToms have named Nkwa Asonye as the franchise’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2014 season, effective immediately. Asonye will handle the play-by-play duties for all HiToms home and road games and also act as the team’s primary media contact handling press releases and roster updates. Continue reading
Category Archives: Media
PRESS RELEASE – As per usual there will be plenty of new faces around Fleming Stadium this summer, and in addition to the new faces there will be a new voice; the Tobs announced today that Jake Donnelly will be the new Director of Broadcasting for the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the Indians, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, have rolled out a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Traverse City Beach Bums will have a new voice to go along with their new radio station this season as Kevin Burke will be joining the Beach Bums as the team’s broadcaster. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new high-definition video board to replace the left-field scoreboard as preparations for June 13’s Opening Day continue at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Nolan Alexander as the new “Voice of the Osprey.” Alexander will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival to Missoula in early June. Continue reading
The Cincinnati Reds have added a number of amenities and features to Great American Ball Park that will enhance the fan experience, including The Reds Brewery District, new concessions and food items, new technology, and new exhibits in the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Read press release here. View new food photo gallery here. Check out the Reds’ Star Wars mustache t-shirt here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings have announced plans to install a brand-new, full color, LED video board in right field replacing the board that has been there since Frontier Field’s inaugural season in 1997. The new video board, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, will be up and running for Opening Day at Frontier Field on April 5. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The sights and sounds of Buffalo Bisons baseball will fill Coca-Cola Field in just 10 days with Opening Day set for Thursday, April 3 against the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.). And with the announcement of ‘What’s New’ at the ballpark this season, the Bisons Fan Experience will reach fantastic new levels of entertainment and value in 2014. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins and TownSquare Media announced today that they have agreed to terms on a relationship, establishing ESPN 1460 Yakima as the exclusive English-language broadcast home of the Yakima Valley Pippins – every game, home and away. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading
With Opening Day of the 2014 baseball season four weeks away, the New Orleans Zephyrs and Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) have finished the latest offseason improvements on Zephyr Field, entering its 18th year as the home of Triple-A baseball in the Crescent City. Read more here and here.
The 2013 season of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League) was the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham. To commemorate the movie and the historic franchise, the blog Bull City Summer chronicled all 72 home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Jordan G. Teicher from the Slate gives us a taste of the journey in words and photographs posted about the BCS project. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are happy to announce two new members of their broadcast team for the 2014 season. Dave Polaski will call the action with lead play-by-play broadcaster Brian Boesch for all 70 home games and select road games, while Lary Sorensen will join Boesch on all 13 Dash telecasts this year. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners have announced the hiring of their new radio voice Jason Guerette. Guerette joins the Miners after spending last summer as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today the addition of a new high-definition LED videoboard which will be installed at Isotopes Park in time for Opening Night on April 11. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Josh Maurer as a new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Josh will join Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play voice, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on 920 WHJJ and the 12-station PawSox Radio Network. Maurer was chosen among more than 100 nationwide applicants to, in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mainers are excited to announce their new Director of Broadcasting and Media, Jeff Bowe. Bowe, 29, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has since worked for the California Winter League as a baseball broadcaster, stat keeper and P.A. announcer in Palm Springs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There will be a new voice calling all the action this summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 58 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new Continue reading
First the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) dump Artie Decker as the “Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies,” and now they strike a new radio deal. The team as announced a three-year media agreement with One Putt Broadcasting, making KYNO 1430 AM the new flagship radio station of the club. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are pleased to announce a new partnership with Digity, LLC who will carry all 140 Pelicans regular season games and potential playoff games on their all-sports station, ESPN Radio Myrtle Beach 1450 WRNN AM. The Pelicans also recently introduced Nathan Barnett as the newest member of the team’s front office. Nathan Barnett replaces Travis Lucian, who Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are proud to announce the addition of Aaron Berlin to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Berlin will work alongside RailRiders’ director of media relations and broadcasting, John Sadak, and will assist in delivering the exciting play-by-play and color commentary on the RailRiders’ Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new “Voice of the Naturals”. Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Aviators, presented by Pearson, are proud to announce that Jared Revlett has been hired as the team’s broadcaster for the 2014 season. Continue reading
Game 1 of the Australian Baseball League Championship Series is underway, as the Canberra Cavalry are taking on the Perth Heat at Barbagallo Ballpark. Follow on Twitter here. The game is being covered live on ESPN Australia/New Zealand, so there is no live streaming we could find. Sigh. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce the addition of Chris Vosters to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Vosters will work alongside Alex Vispoli, the “Voice of the RoughRiders,” in delivering the play-by-play of RoughRiders games throughout the season and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs have named Danny Will as their Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting effective immediately. Will, 26, will be responsible for a multitude of roles within the Tobs organization including providing the play-by-play for all 32 home games during the 2014 season. Will will also host “Tobs Talk,” the team’s televised pregame show before every home contest. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox are pleased to announce a pair of new additions to the team’s front office. Adam Pohl joins the Baysox as a Corporate Sponsorships Account Manager and Radio Broadcaster while Murray Waller joins the Group Sales staff. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells have recently hired Dave Grant to be the voice of the Bells for the 2014 season. Grant will provide play-by-play commentary for all 56 games during the summer. Continue reading
A memorial service was held Saturday at Petco Park for Jerry Coleman, who served as broadcaster for the San Diego Padres for four decades. Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5. He won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees and was the only major leaguer who saw combat in both World War II and Korea, flying a combined 120 missions as a Marine Corps pilot. Read more here.
The new video board is currently being installed at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, home of the Texas A&M University Aggies. The new board, which measures almost 1,400 square feet, will be the largest in the SEC and one of the five largest in college baseball. It will be completed in time of opening day of the 2014 season. Read more and view photo here.
The San Diego Padres have announced that they’ll host open tryouts for their vacant public address announcer position. The casting call will be held Jan. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at Petco Park. Read more here.