The Pulaski Yankees and New River Radio Group are expanding their partnership for 2019, with WRAD Talk Radio becoming the flagship station for all Yankees games – home and away – during the upcoming season. All 68 games plus potential playoff games can be heard on the WRAD Talk Radio Network on 101.7, 103.5, and 1460; online at wradradio.com; or by using the TuneIn app.
“We’re looking forward to having WRAD Talk Radio as the radio home for all Pulaski Yankees’ games this season,” said Pulaski Yankees General Manager Betsy Haugh. “The talent at New River Radio Group will provide a quality broadcast for all 68 games, and it will be nice for our fans to have the consistency of all broadcasts on the same station.”
Well-known local sports broadcaster Rick Watson will return as the Voice of the Pulaski Yankees for all 34 home games this season. Rick is at the forefront of the Radford University Sports Network as the Director of Radio Broadcasting and Voice of the Highlanders for over 19 years.
“I am extremely excited to begin my second year inside the radio booth at Calfee Park calling home games for the Pulaski Yankees. Representing my community here in the New River Valley and getting the opportunity to work with the New York Yankees organization presents a unique opportunity as a broadcaster,” Watson said.
Kevin DiDomenico will join the radio broadcast team for all 34 away games this season. Kevin is from Sterling, VA and is a student at Virginia Tech in the Multimedia Journalism program. Kevin has served as the play-by-play broadcaster for Bridgewater College football, basketball and baseball. He was the founder of Dominion High School Press Network and interned at EPSN 980.
“It has always been my goal to call high level baseball and I look forward to doing it with the best fans in the Appalachian League while expanding our broadcast coverage,” DiDomenico said.
All home broadcasts will begin at 6pm prior to a 6:30 pm first pitch, except for August 20’s 11am start time. DiDomenico will hit the air 30 minutes prior to the start of all road games.
“We are thrilled to expand our broadcast relationship with the Pulaski Yankees. Since their first season, we have been happy to broadcast the home games on 101.7. With the recent expansion of our WRAD Talk Radio network to also include 103.5 and 1460, it made sense to also expand our coverage to include ALL home and away games. We look forward to bringing consistency in coverage and excitement for fans and sponsors,” said Cindy Rollison, Vice President of Sales & Operations for New River Radio Group.
The 2019 Pulaski Yankees season begins on June 18 at Johnson City. The Yankees home opener at Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park is Friday, June 21 vs. Bluefield. Individual game tickets, flex tickets, and season tickets are on sale now at pulaskiyankees.net, by phone (540-980-1070), or in office.