(February 5, 2015) Most minor league baseball broadcasters scramble to find additional play-by-play work during the off-season. Not Chris Vosters, An STAA member, Vosters is joining the Great Lakes Loons as Play-by-Play Broadcaster and ESPN 100.9 as Program Manager.
For ESPN, Vosters will also serve as lead announcer for high school football and basketball. He’s been the preps broadcaster for 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee since last September.
Vosters spent last season as the number two play-by-play voice of the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders.
“We are excited to have Chris as the new voice of Loons baseball,” said Loons Vice 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.”
At Wisconsin, Vosters was a Windhover Foundation Scholar, a two-time Wisconsin School of Journalism & Mass Communication scholarship recipient, and a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholar.
The Great Lakes Loons are a ninth-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. For tickets and more information, call 989-837-BALL or visit www.loons.com.
ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN, Pinconning) is a 24-hour all-sports station owned by the non-profit Michigan Baseball Foundation. It is the flagship station of Great Lakes Loons baseball and carries a weekday lineup of Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SVP & Russillo, and the Huge Show with Bill Simonson.
ESPN 100.9-FM also carries the Saginaw Valley League Football and Basketball Games of the Week, Michigan State athletics, and the NFL Sunday doubleheader.
(Visit Chris’ STAA Talent Page).