The 2016 season will be my fifth season as radio voice of the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Game broadcasts can be heard on 102.5 “The Game” in the Nashville area as well as via mobile device (TuneIn Radio app) and Internet (NashvilleSounds.com & TheGameNashville.com).
Before joining the Sounds, I spent seven seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the Kane County Cougars, then the Single-A affiliate of the A’s (6 of my 7 seasons) and later Royals (1 of my seasons). During baseball off-seasons I also called high school basketball games and for several years hosted a sports-talk radio show on the Cougars’ flagship station.
Career highlights to this point include joining the Sounds (obviously) and calling the game on Opening Night 2015, the inaugural game at new First Tennessee Park. While with the Cougars, I was fortunate to call three games from a major league stadium (Wrigley Field in ’08, ’10; Busch Stadium in ’11) as well as four no-hitters (thrown by “my” team, at least), one Midwest League All-Star Game and one League Championship Series.
I’m a graduate of the University of Iowa and began my professional broadcasting career three days after graduation thanks to an opportunity with the Battle Creek Yankees. I’m originally from Aurora, Ill.
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