Whitecaps extend contract with WBBL
When the Whitecaps open their 16th season in 2009, listeners in West Michigan can keep their radio dial tuned to WBBL-AM 1340 for every pitch. The West Michigan Whitecaps and Citadel Broadcasting have agreed on a three-year extension that will keep Whitecaps broadcasts on their flagship station WBBL-AM 1340 through 2011.
Whitecaps games have been heard on WBBL for the last five seasons, dating back to their championship season in 2004. Several number of games will again be available throughout West Michigan on the Whitecaps Radio Network.
"We're excited to continue our partnership with Citadel and look forward to another three years on WBBL," said Whitecaps Vice President of Sales Steve McCarthy. "WBBL is the local sports leader in radio so the last five seasons have been successful for all parties involved."
"We're thrilled to grow together with the Whitecaps after partnering with Lew Chamberlin and the Whitecaps the past five years," said Matt Hanlon, President, Midwest Region for Citadel Broadcasting. "WBBL is the home for sports on the radio in West Michigan, so it makes sense for us to continue our relationship with a spectacular organization like the Whitecaps."
Grand Rapids Press:
Just like an aspiring Class A professional baseball player hoping to move up in the minor league system and eventually to the major leagues, West Michigan Whitecaps play-by-play radio announcer Dave Skoczen inspires to do the same. That's why after eight seasons announcing at the Single-A level, the past four with the Whitecaps, Skoczen, 30, has decided to leave the organization to pursue his dreams. Friday will be Skoczen's last day as a member of the Whitecaps' organization. He plans to pack-up his family (wife and two boys, 3 and 1) and head to California in the coming days... Whitecaps' radio announcer Skoczen steps down (Thu, 9/25)