Midland's Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball team hires new radio voice
The Great Lakes Loons and ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN-FM 100.9 Pinconning/Midland) have announced the hiring of Chris Vosters as their new play-by-play announcer. Vosters, who worked last season as the number two play-by-play voice of the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, replaces longtime Loons broadcaster Brad Golder, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
"We are excited to have Chris as the new voice of Loons baseball," said Loons President and General Manager, Scott Litle. "He has a great ability to call a baseball game and will continue to make Loons baseball fun to listen to all summer."
Vosters, a native of Brookfield, Wis., comes to the Loons with extensive broadcast experience. A 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Vosters is a nine-time Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award winner. He was the Sports Director of WSUM-FM 91.7, the student voice of Wisconsin athletics, and covered three Rose Bowls and two Big Ten Championship football games.
Vosters' baseball broadcast experience also includes two seasons in the collegiate summer Northwoods Baseball League, where he provided play-by-play for the league's All-Star Game, Big League Dream Showcase, and select postseason games.
"I'm really excited to join the Great Lakes Loons and to be part of an organization that plays such an important role in the community," said Vosters. "I'm looking to add my own element to Loons broadcasts while continuing the great work that Brad Golder has done over the years."
Golder has been the Loons play-by-play announcer since the team's inaugural 2007 season.
Vosters will also serve as ESPN 100.9-FM's Program Manager, as well as its lead announcer for high school football and basketball. He's been the preps broadcaster for 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee since last September.
The Great Lakes Loons are a ninth-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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