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Personnel news in Traverse City, Sonoma

We have some personnel news to pass along: Kevin Burke is the new voice of the Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League),while the Sonoma Stompers (independent; Pacific Association) fill out their front office. Burke comes to Traverse City following a season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League), providing radio play-by-play and […]

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Broadcast news in Fresno, Traverse City, Wenatchee

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 […]

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Front-office changes in Atlanta, Camden, Traverse City

If it’s the offseason, it’s the time for front-office changes — and we have some for the Atlanta Braves, Camden RiverSharks (independent; Atlantic League) and Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League). In Atlanta, General Manager Frank Wren’s contract has been extended through 2014. Wren, the 13th general manager of the Braves, finished his fifth […]

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Frontier League

The Frontier League goes back to 1993 as an early independent league; after some early struggles and uncertainty in some markets, it’s now an established league with little franchise turnover and a unique emphasis on young player development. Independent / 1993-present Current TeamsEvansville OttersFlorence FreedomGateway GrizzliesLake Erie CrushersJoliet SlammersNormal CornBeltersRiver City RascalsRockford RiverHawksSouthern Illinois MinersTraverse […]

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Calderwood new Voice of the RailCats

Tim Calderwood makes another stop on his tour of independent-baseball leagues, joining the Gary SouthShore RailCats (independent; American Association) as the team’s broadcaster for the 2011 season. Calderwood began his broadcast career as a broadcast intern and fill-in broadcaster for the Schaumburg Flyers (independent; Northern League). He comes to the RailCats after stints as the […]

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Inland Empire, Traverse City announce radio deals

The Inland Empire 66ers (High Class A; California League) and the Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League) extended their current radio deals. The 66ers’ deal with KCAA-AM 1050 will keep the team on the San Bernardino station’s airwaves through 2013. “We are extremely excited to be continuing our relationship with KCAA,” said Inland Empire […]

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