Rods Announce First Radio Broadcaster
RODS ANNOUNCE FIRST RADIO BROADCASTER(Bowling Green, KY) - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Single-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the hiring of their radio broadcaster for the 2009 season. Tom Gauthier will serve as 'The Voice of the Hot Rods' on 1340 WBGN, The Ticket. Hot Rods games can also be heard on the internet, through the team's website at www.bghotrods.com.
Gauthier comes to Bowling Green with a wealth of experience in the baseball and broadcasting industries. He served as the assistant radio broadcaster with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) in 2008. Prior to that, he worked as a broadcaster with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) and provided play-by-play for college basketball, football, and hockey throughout the Northeast.
"The Hot Rods are proud to announce Tom Gauthier as the first broadcaster in team history," said Brad Taylor, team General Manager/CEO. "We expect Tom to bring a real credibility to our radio broadcasts while keeping it interesting and exciting for our fans."
"I am very excited to be joining the Hot Rods for their inaugural season," added Gauthier. "To be a part of something new and exciting, in a growing city, is every broadcaster's dream. I can't wait to be able to share the daily Hot Rods' story with everyone in and around Bowling Green."
Gauthier, a native of New Hampshire, will call every Hot Rods game beginning with the team's road opener April 9th in Hickory, NC. All 140 Hot Rods' games will be broadcast on 1340 WBGN, The Ticket and www.bghotrods.com. He will also serve as the team's Director of Media Relations, coordinating press coverage during the first season in Kentucky.
Opening Day in the Hot Rods' new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium is Friday, April 17, 2009 against the Kannapolis (NC) Intimidators, Class-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Fans can purchase brand-new, official Hot Rods merchandise, Season Tickets, and group outings at the team's administrative offices at 814 State Street in Bowling Green between 9am and 5pm weekdays. You can also order online at www.bghotrods.com. For more information, call (270) 901-2121.
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