PRESS RELEASE – The Wenatchee AppleSox are pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Barden as the newest member of the team’s front office. In addition to serving as the AppleSox radio broadcaster, Barden will work year round for the team as communications director and sponsor sales.
“We received over 75 applications from throughout the country. The talent level was impressive. But Jonathan’s enthusiasm and energy made him stand out in the crowd. We’re very happy to have Jonathan join our organization”, said AppleSox owner/general manager Jim Corcoran.
The native of Murfreesboro, Tenn. will graduate from Mississippi State University in May with a B.A. in Communication. His broadcasting background includes serving as a guest announcer for ESPNU and co-hosting “The Sports Zone” television show at Mississippi State University. He has also worked as the public address announcer for the MSU baseball and softball teams.
“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the AppleSox organization and can’t wait to move to Wenatchee in May,” said Barden. “I look forward to working with a great group of people and having a strong presence in the community. I promise I will do the best I can to deliver quality broadcasts.”
Fans can hear Barden broadcast every AppleSox game on the team’s radio home 560 KPQ or online at www.kpq.com. The AppleSox open the 2012 season at home June 1st against the Bellingham Bells.