Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Montgomery Biscuits Announce New Radio Voice

Montgomery BiscuitsFrom the release: The Montgomery Biscuits are pleased to announce the addition of Jon Laaser to the Biscuits organization as the "Voice of the Biscuits." Laaser will serve as the team’s lead radio announcer and provide the radio play-by-play call of all 140 Biscuits regular season games in 2009 on News Radio 1440.

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Laaser joins the Biscuits after serving two seasons with Greensons Baseball LP. Most recently, Laaser was the Director of Broadcasting & Communications for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Advanced-A Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves in Myrtle Beach, SC. In 2007, Laaser was a broadcaster for the Altoona Curve (Double-A – Pittsburgh Pirates) in Altoona, PA.

"In the interest of continuing to provide our great fans with top-notch broadcasts of our games, we conducted an exhaustive search for the Biscuits new voice," said Biscuits’ President & General Manager Greg Rauch. "We received interest from countless talented candidates and are extremely excited that we found a perfect fit with Jon."

In addition to his on-air duties, Laaser will also write and design the 2009 Biscuits Media Guide, provide daily media materials and games stories, coordinate media operations and contribute team-related content to

Prior to his time with Greensons Baseball, Laaser spent 2006 as the lead broadcaster for the Yakima Bears (Short-A – Arizona Diamondbacks) of the Northwest League. In 2005, he was part of the broadcast team for the St. Paul Saints (Independent – Northern). He began his baseball broadcasting career as the lead announcer for the St. Cloud River Bats (Summer Collegiate – Northwoods) in 2003 and 2004.

"I am thrilled to join the Biscuits and become part of the Montgomery community," Laaser said. "I have always admired the Biscuits organization and the work that Jim (Tocco) has done to establish an outstanding connection between the Biscuits and their great fans. The opportunity to continue the fine broadcasting tradition in Montgomery is one I am greatly looking forward to."

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