Thunder announces 2006 broadcasting team
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A proven broadcasting team will call the action for the Daytona Beach Thunder's inaugural 2006 American Indoor Football League season.
The Thunder's 14-game regular season and playoffs will be heard on New Smyrna Beach's WSBB (1230 AM) as well as online on the team's web site (www.dbthunder.net) through the Teamline streaming service.
The on-air talent will be Dr. Peter Wakeman on play-by-play and local high school coaching legends Kerry Kramer and Rocky Yocam on color. The trio worked last year's games for the Daytona Beach National Indoor Football League team and has broadcasted high school games in the Daytona Beach area the past several years.
'I'm very excited about our broadcasting production," said Thunder Director of Communications Dan Ryan. 'A radio crew that is synonymous with football in the Daytona Beach area on a radio station with a reach from Flagler County to Cape Kennedy, as well as worldwide through the internet. Very cool, indeed."
Dr. Wakeman, an avid Florida Gator supporter, is also active with the Daytona Beach Quarterback Club as its liaison with the local high schools. Yocam rebuilt two struggling programs at Seabreeze and Spruce Creek High Schools, amassing six district championships and has the most career wins of all high school coaches in Volusia County. Kramer, Yocam's cousin, led Seabreeze to five post-season appearances in six years and can count Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski among his former players.
In addition to calling the game, Dr. Wakeman, Yocam and Kramer will break down the action on a five-minute video segment as well as contribute 'insider" articles for the team's web site.
WSBB, the home of Florida Gator football and basketball in Volusia County, will also air the Daytona Beach Thunder's Coach's show each week during the season. Ryan will co-host along Head Coach/General Manager Ervin Bryson on the 60-minute presentation that will include player interviews and updates on the team's activities both on and off the field. All broadcasts will be archived for downloading at a future date.
"Combined with our television show ['Thirty Minutes of Thunder and Lightning"] on WCEU PBS 15, our radio efforts will give our players, dancers and sponsors the maximum amount of exposure," Ryan said.
Dedicated to establishing itself as an integral part of the local community through fan and sponsorship participation, the Thunder begins its inaugural season February 2006, with its Ocean Center home opener March 2 against the Raleigh Rebels followed by a post-game concert featuring Southern rock legends Molly Hatchet. For more information, visit the team's official web site at www.dbthunder.net or call (386) 788-2385.
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