PRESS RELEASE – Lancaster JetHawks radio broadcasts are returning to the airwaves. The JetHawks have partnered with Adelman Broadcasting to air every game throughout the rest of the season on 87.7 FM Kickin’ Country. It is the first time JetHawks games have been broadcast on a FM radio station, giving fans their strongest ever signal to listen to while enjoying JetHawks baseball when the team is at home and on the road. Games will continue to stream live and be archived online at CSN at JetHawks.com through the team’s website.
Each broadcast begins 15 minutes prior to the first pitch with the Lancaster JetHawks Pre-Game Show, which includes team news and an interview with a JetHawks player or coach. Following the game will be the JetHawks Post-Game Show, with interviews, highlights, and a check of the Major League and California League scoreboard.
In addition the JetHawks Clubhouse Show, an online only program last year at CSN (the Community Sports Network at JetHawks.com), will air live every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.. The talk show features interviews with several guests each week from the world of baseball and entertainment. Fans can listen to conversations with Major League stars, Houston Astros front office members, sports writers from around the country, and even authors and actors. Past guests have included Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson and Tommy Lasorda, Astros President Tal Smith and General Manager Ed Wade, former JetHawks players Justin Masterson and Stephen Drew, comedian Fred Willard, and Academy Award nominated writer and director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup).
As one of the most progressive multimedia organizations in Minor League Baseball, every JetHawks broadcast is archived online at CSN at JetHawks.com. By going to JetHawks.com and clicking “Listen Live” fans can access the team’s unique media player. CSN broadcasts 24/7 and every game and Clubhouse Show is also available On Demand. This allows fans to listen to whatever game or Clubhouse Show they would like at any time on their computer.
“We are thrilled to work with Adelman Broadcasting to put the JetHawks back on the air,” said JetHawks General Manager Larry Thornhill, a former radio executive in the Antelope Valley. “Adelman has a strong group of stations and the fact that Kickin’ Country has a crystal clear signal that can be picked up from Acton across the desert and all the way through the Antelope Valley and with the growth of CSN, our fans will be easily able to follow the JetHawks at home, in their cars, on their computers, or through their favorite high tech listening devices like smart phones. Everybody wins!”
The play-by-play is broadcasted by Jeff Lasky, now in his sixth year with the JetHawks. He has been regularly rated by the Daily News as one of the top sports broadcasters in Los Angeles County. Jeff recently also completed his fourth season as the radio voice of the Division One Montana State football and basketball teams.
Scott Blusiewicz returns for his second season as the JetHawks secondary play-by-play voice. A veteran of both radio and newspapers, Blusiewicz broadcasts the middle three innings of JetHawks home games, fills in on selected road games, and conducts interviews for the JetHawks Pre-Game Show, JetHawks Post-Game Show, and JetHawks Clubhouse Show.
The JetHawks are in the midst of a seven-game homestand against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Inland Empire 66ers. Individual game tickets as well as season ticket plans, mini ticket plans, and group plans, are available at the JetHawks Box Office, by phone at (661) 726-5400 or online by visiting JetHawks.com.