Canaries Hire Former MoonDogs Broadcaster as New Voice

??????????????????????????PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Club is excited to announce the hiring of JJ Hartigan as the new “Voice of the Canaries.” He will also handle media relations for the club.

Hartigan joins the Canaries after spending the last six years as the play-by-play voice of the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League. While with the Moondogs, Hartigan called the most games in franchise history and was named Northwoods League Baseball Broadcaster of the Year in 2011 and 2013.

Sioux Falls Canaries Announce New VoiceIn addition to his work with the Moondogs, Hartigan has spent the last four years as the radio broadcaster for SDSU Jackrabbit women’s basketball, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Fans may also recognize his voice from various Boys and Girls high school basketball tournaments on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

“We are excited to have JJ as the voice of the Canaries,” said Canaries Executive Vice President Jim Olander. “His resume speaks for itself and he has a great passion for the game of baseball. I think our fans will feel right at home and entertained by his play-by-play descriptions.”

Hartigan replaces Scott Beatty who resigned from his position in March to spend more time with his family in Illinois.

Fans can hear Hartigan call all 100 regular season and post-season games on the radio home of Canaries baseball, AM-1230 & FM-98.1 KWSN. In addition, fans can listen online at and via their smartphone by downloading the KWSN app.

Canaries players report to camp on May 1st and open regular season play at home on Thursday, May 15th against Sioux City. Game time is 7:05 PM and tickets for opening weekend (May 15, 16 & 18) are now available through the Sioux Falls Canaries Box Office. Season, group and suite tickets are also available now by calling 336-6060.

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