Mudcats Announce New Voice, Broadcast Affiliates

PRESS RELEASE – The Carolina Mudcats recently announced that Darren Headrick has joined the organization as Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting. Headrick will serve as the “Voice of the Mudcats” for all 140 games.

The Mudcats Radio Network adds two new affiliates for the 2012 season. The flagship station for Mudcats baseball will be 98.5 FM The Big Dawg. Mudcats’ games will also be available on WRNS FM 95.1, and Saturday night games will air on 106.1 FM Rush Radio. Audio for every game is available through the team website at carolinamudcats.com. In addition, fans can hear the games on their mobile device through the TuneIn application, a free download.

“We are extremely excited to add The Big Dawg and WRNS to the Mudcats Radio Network alongside Rush Radio this season,” Headrick said. “Having all 140 games available on the airwaves throughout eastern North Carolina, combined with streaming on the internet and mobile devices, it gives our fans easy access to our broadcast.”

Headrick spent last season with the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the AAA-affiliate of the Houston Astros. Prior to 2011, Headrick worked alongside veteran broadcaster Mick Gillispie and the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League for three seasons.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to return to the Raleigh era and join a great franchise in the Mudcats,” Headrick, who worked for the Wilson Tobs in 2010, said. “It is a new and exciting time for the organization with the change in affiliates and the move to the Carolina League. I am looking forward to expanding our working relationship with the media, and I can’t wait to meet our great fans.”

Headrick also serves as the play-by-play radio voice for East Carolina University Pirate baseball. His broadcast experience includes five years with the University of Tennessee’s Vol Radio Network, and announcing prep football and basketball.

Headrick is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He began work with the Mudcats on March 8.

The 2012 Mudcats Radio Network debuts on April 3 with the broadcast of the Cleveland Indians-Mudcats exhibition game. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 1:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (919) 269-2287 or visiting carolinamudcats.com.

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