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Tarantulas, 1490 KTOP announce coaches show for 2004-05

October 27, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

[TOPEKA, KS.] - The Topeka Tarantulas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that the club has formed a radio partnership with 1490 AM KTOP, a Cumulus Broadcasting owned station, for "The Joe Coombs Show" during the 2004-2005 season.

The partnership, which will extend for the duration of the 2004-2005 season, will see the coaches show broadcasted live from The Goose Too on 29th and Arrowhead and Skinny's Bar and Grill at 4016 SW Huntoon Street.

Hosting "The Joe Coombs Show" this season will be Bob Rennison, who is the Tarantulas' Director of Broadcasting. Rennison broadcasted the 1999-2000 Topeka Scarecrow's regular season and the 2001 playoffs. After leaving the Scarecrows, Rennison was the Sports Director of KCXL in Liberty, Missouri where he was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Kansas City Knights basketball team, Avila University football and basketball and high school football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and soccer.

When the team is on the road, "The Joe Coombs Show" will be hosted by staff members Chuck Verdolino, Nick Casarona, and Joe Greene.

Verdolino, the Tarantulas' Director of Media and Public Relations came to Topeka from Fayetteville, North Carolina where he served in the same position with the Cape Fear FireAntz of the South East Hockey League (now Southern Professional Hockey League) last season. He was also the FireAntz public address announcer. In addition, Verdolino was the play-by-play announcer for the Fayetteville Swampdogs of the Coastal Plain Baseball League.

Casarona, the Tarantulas' Assistant General Manager, has served as a high school diving coach and as Commissioner of Diving for the Kansas State Sunflower Games. He is also a member of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, National Business Advisory Board, Junior Achievement, and a member of the Shawnee County Sports Council.

Greene, the Tarantulas' Corporate Marketing Manager, was the play-by-play and color commentator for the Dodge City Legend of the United States Basketball League. He has also served as an Account Executive with KTPK, 106.9 FM, Assistant Sports Director with Western Kansas Broadcast Center and as a sports commentator for KAYS in Hays, Kansas.

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