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Burnham, Shackil new broadcast team in Trenton

The Trenton Thunder named Jay Burnham and Justin Shackil team radio broadcasters for the 2010 season.The Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) named Jay Burnham and Justin Shackil team radio broadcasters for the 2010 season. All games will be aired on flagship station WRRC, 107.7 FM for the second consecutive season.

Burnham has been named the new Director of Broadcasting and Shackil the new Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant.

"Both Jay and Justin bring great personalities and years of valuable experience to the Trenton radio booth," said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. "We're sure all the fans listening online and over the air will continue to enjoy a Major League quality broadcast every night this season."

Burnham enters his eighth season in baseball broadcasting in 2010. He served as the Director of Broadcasting for the Asheville Tourists (Low Class A; Sally League) the past two seasons. Burnham, 28, joined the Tourists for the 2007 season after holding the same position with the Pensacola Pelicans (independent; American Association) for three years. Burnham is a 2004 graduate of Elon University in North Carolina.

Shackil is a 2009 graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. The 23-year-old has announced games for all Fordham sports, and was part of the radio broadcast team for the 2009 US Tennis Open on This will be his second season in professional baseball broadcasting. Shackil called games for the Gateway Grizzlies (independent; Frontier League) in 2008.

Burnham will replace Steve Rudenstein, who served as the Director of Broadcasting for the last two seasons. Rudenstein, who played a part on Thunder broadcasts for parts of six seasons, departed from Trenton to pursue another career opportunity.

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