The Washington Nationals hosted a “Kids Run the Show Day” in September of 2010. Pre-teens did everything from working on the grounds crew and running the ticket booth to broadcasting. Kevin DiDomenico aspired for the radio booth. “I submitted a CD – yes, a CD — of me showing my 10-year-old broadcasting skills. I was selected! I got to go into the booth and call an inning on the radio with [Nationals broadcasters] Charlie Slowes & Dave Jagler.”
12 years and an STAA All-American award later, DiDomenico is still broadcasting baseball. He is the new Content Creator and Broadcaster for the Triple-A Reno Aces..
“I saw the job posting on STAA Talent and applied, DiDomenico recalls. “From there I went through four interviews before getting hired. For the final round of the recruiting process, they asked finalists to make a sample ‘Aces Minute’ pregame video from a game in July of 2022.”
The Aces liked DiDomenico’s video, and his time broadcasting in the Red Sox and Yankees organizations. “I prepared really well for each interview and explained my vision for the position based on the job description.”
The content creator duties differ from other Minor League Baseball broadcasting jobs that usually include media relations. “Our business is an always evolving one,” DiDomenico states. “This season the Aces are putting more of a focus on different forms of content with the players and coaching staff. I plan on connecting with fans not only over the air, but also through the extensive content we’ll bring them through social media, the Aces website, and in-venue entertainment.”
DiDomenico is a 2022 graduate of Virginia Tech. There, he was mentored by Bill Roth, the respected Voice of the Hokies and a broadcaster on ESPN. Last year, DiDomenico earned All-America honors from STAA as one of the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcasters.
DiDomenico’s baseball resume is extensive. He was the voice of the Salem Red Sox in 2021 and 2022, and the Pulaski Yankees in 2019. DiDomenico also called Virginia Tech baseball for four seasons and has broadcast with ESPN+ and the ACC Network.
DiDomenico may one day again see Charlie Slowes & Dave Jangler in a Major League Baseball broadcast booth. When it happens, though, it will be as peers.