Danny Reed is the new Voice of the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low Class A; Midwest League), as Andrew Kappes has departed for a position in the Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA; International League) broadcast booth.
“We’re excited for Andrew’s opportunity, but we’re equally thrilled to have Danny as our new broadcaster,” said Hot Rods Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Adam Nuse. “Reed is very experienced in the affiliated ranks, and he’ll do a great job keeping our fans entertained and informed all season. Whether the team is home or away on the road, folks will be able to track the club’s progress on what could be a historically successful season.”
Reed is a veteran of not only the broadcast industry, but of affiliated baseball. He spent four seasons with the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League)) following his graduation from Waynesburg (Pa.) University. He’s also served as a lead voice for The Citadel, and he spends his off-seasons freelancing for various networks. Reed will be responsible for all 140 regular season broadcasts and any playoff action on 1340 WBGN – The Ticket, and he’ll also serve as the Hot Rods’ media contact.
Kappes, 24, departs the Hot Rods to join the Indianapolis Indians organization at Minor League Baseball’s highest level. The Kentucky native will broadcast all 144 contests alongside International League legend, Howard Kellman. The Indians are the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and play in the same league as the Durham Bulls, Tampa Bay’s top farm club. Kappes will continue to broadcast Division I college basketball and soccer in the Commonwealth during the off-season on ESPN3.