The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have a new presence in the broadcast booth, as Aaron Berlin is the new voice of the team.
He will take the place of Nathan Barnett, who was the broadcast voice for the Rafters last summer.
In addition to calling all 70 Rafters games on WFHR (1320 AM) with all home games additionally simulcast on northwoodsleague.tv, Berlin will act as the team’s traveling secretary and media relations coordinator, while assisting with additional video, audio, and graphic projects.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as the play-by-play voice for the Rafters this summer,” said Berlin in a statement. “Baseball and broadcasting have always been great passions of mine, and I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn this great game from some of the best in the business in Neil Solondz, Dave Wills, and Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Rays Broadcast team). I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to produce a broadcast that Rafters fans can call their own.”
Last summer Berlin served as Production Assistant for the Tampa Bay Rays and Rays Radio. Berlin wore a host of hats while with the Rays, some which included writing and producing radio spots, engineering over 35 remote radio broadcasts, serving as fill-in emcee during Rays Radio sponsored events, and writing recaps and proposals for Rays corporate partners.
Prior to his summer with the Tampa Bay Rays, Berlin worked as Production Assistant for the Jayhawk IMG Sports Network, where he served as producer and engineer for Kansas women’s basketball games. He also engineered pre and postgame remotes during the 2012 Kansas football season.
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