Anthony Oppermann is the new voice of the Reading Phillies, while Dan McGinn replaces him as the voice of the Potomac Nationals.Anthony Oppermann is the new voice of the Reading Phillies (Class AA; Eastern League), while Dan McGinn replaces him as the voice of the Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League).
Oppermann will handle all 143 broadcasts for the team on ESPN 1240 WIOV and readingphillies.com.
“We are equally enthused to introduce Anthony Oppermann as the new radio voice of the Reading Phillies as we are to continue our long-standing tradition of being on ESPN 1240,” said Chuck Domino, R-Phils President. “Anthony is a highly regarded young talent and we hope that the Reading Phillies can provide him with an opportunity to realize his dream as a Major League broadcaster some day."
Oppermann has spent the last two seasons with the P-Nats. With Potomac, Oppermann held the title of Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Media in 2008. He joined the team as its Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations in 2007.
In 2006, Oppermann was the Assistant Director of Broadcasting for the Daytona Cubs (High Class A; Florida State League). Prior to his season in Daytona, Oppermann spent time with the Round Rock Express (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) as an in-booth producer. He also broadcast for the Coppell Copperheads and Weatherford Wranglers of the Texas Collegiate League.
In addition to handling play-by-play duties in Potomac, he assisted the General Manger in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the team while also directing its media, public relations and marketing efforts. He served as the chief editor and graphic design artist for all of the Potomac Nationals’ print publications including the club’s playbill-style Gameday Magazine, which included five editions throughout the 2008 season.
Replacing Oppermann in Potomac: Dan McGinn, the team’s new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.
McGinn spent last season as a Media Relations Assistant with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League). The Massachusetts native handled all in-game media requests, provided statistical and game information and managed the press facilities at Coca-Cola Park. Prior to his time with the IronPigs, the Temple University graduate spent 2006 as the Director of Broadcasting and lead play-by-play voice of the River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League). The 27-year-old broke into professional baseball in 2004 with the Evansville Otters (independent; Frontier League), where he spent two seasons.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Dan’s experience and skills join the Potomac Nationals,” said General Manger Jonathan Griffith. “He will be a great asset to our staff which is one of the most experienced and talented that we’ve ever had here.”