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RiverDogs Ink Five-Year Radio Deal

January 16, 2009 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Charleston RiverDogs News Release

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston RiverDogs and Kirkman Broadcasting jointly announce a new five-year agreement to keep RiverDogs games on the radio in the Lowcountry.

This marks the 16th consecutive season that RiverDogs baseball will air along the Kirkman Network, while ESPN Radio 910 AM "The Team" enters its fifth season as the RiverDogs' flagship station. Each contest will also stream worldwide via the Internet at www.riverdogs.com.

"Having our games aired is vitally important to us and our fans, and we're thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Kirkman Broadcasting," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.

"Kirkman Broadcasting is the undisputed leader in sports radio in the Lowcountry and we wanted to keep our games on that network," Echols added. "We're very happy that this works out as it is a win-win-win situation for our fans, our organization and Kirkman Broadcasting."

"We, too, are happy to continue this relationship," said station owner Gil Kirkman. "The RiverDogs are a first-class organization that offers wholesome family entertainment and quality baseball, and they have proven to be an asset to the Lowcountry."

The RiverDogs, the fifth-year Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, in 2009 will again play a complete 140-game schedule in the South Atlantic League (SAL) with Opening Day slated for April 9 against the Rome Braves at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Each broadcast features a nightly pre and post-game show, the return of the team's weekly talk show "Saturday Dog Talk," and the return of the widely successful "Daily Three," the nightly radio contest which attracted listeners from all over the country in its first season in 2008.

The team will have a new voice behind the microphone this season as Danny Reed begins his first season as the play-by-play broadcaster.

Reed finished the final month of the 2008 season as the team's interim play-by-play broadcaster after Josh Maurer resigned on August 1 to become manager of broadcast properties at the University of Massachusetts.

Reed also served as the media relations intern, pre- and post-game show host, studio producer, and play-by-play fill-in last season and had the opportunity to work with Maurer, who was in his fourth season as the team's play-by-play broadcaster.


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