We have broadcast news for the Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League) and Wenatchee AppleSox (summer collegiate; West Coast League).
The Grizzlies have announced a three-year media agreement with One Putt Broadcasting, making KYNO 1430 AM the new flagship radio station of the club. All 144 regular season games will broadcast live without interruption with veteran play-by-play announcer Doug Greenwald returning for his 12th season behind the microphone.
KYNO’s 5,000-watt AM signal covers Merced to Visalia, the Sierra Nevada’s and west to the I-5 corridor. Every game will also be available online for live streaming at KYNOfresno.com.
“One Putt Broadcasting is the dominant sports connection in the Valley,” said Grizzlies VP of Marketing and Operations Drew Vertiz. “It was also imperative to our fans that our broadcasts not be pre-empted or joined in progress and One Putt was able to deliver that and much more. We’re proud to have KYNO be our new radio home.”
“The contributions the Grizzlies have made to the Valley community and to the revitalization of downtown are a perfect match for our passions,” said One Putt Broadcasting partner John Ostlund.
The Beach Bums have found mascots Suntan and Sunburn a new radio home in 98.1 and 107.1 The Bear, extended their brand to the entire Northern Star Broadcasting network.
“The network gives us great exposure across all 11 radio stations. We’re very excited to bring the Beach Bums to 98.1 The Bear,” said John Wuerfel, President and CEO of the Traverse City Beach Bums. “Del and Mary Reynolds were so enthusiastic when we first met we knew this would be a great deal for both sides.” The entire 96-game 2014 schedule will be broadcast on 98.1 and 107.1 The Bear as well as online streaming at classicrockthebear.com.
There is a new voice of the AppleSox: Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 59 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new flagship station 93.9 Sunny FM.
“Words do not adequately describe how excited and honored I am to be the next radio play-by-play voice of the Wenatchee AppleSox,” said Williams, who will make a living using words to describe things. “I want to thank the AppleSox organization for believing in my abilities and trusting me with this tremendous opportunity. I can’t wait for the start of the 2014 baseball season and am eager share a game that I love with the best fans in the West Coast League. It is my goal that this season, at the ballpark and on-air, we can all celebrate summer one inning at a time, together.”
The Kent native has been active during his time at WSU. He has announced football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and will begin broadcasting baseball this month for the school’s student radio station KUGR.org. In addition to his on-air experience at WSU, he also works for the athletic communications department and has served as a reporter for The Daily Evergreen.
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