From the PR: MONTGOMERY – The Montgomery Biscuits are proud to announce the hiring of Joe Davis as Radio Broadcaster for the 2010 season. Davis, who becomes the youngest Double-A lead announcer in the country at 22, will call play-by-play of all 140 Biscuits games while also handling the club’s media relations duties.
A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, Joe comes to the Biscuits after serving as Manager of Broadcasting and Media with the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers.
"We are excited to have Joe Davis as part of our organization,” said Biscuits President/General Manager Greg Rauch. “He is a young, outstanding, up-and-coming broadcaster in minor league baseball and we’re thrilled to have him.”
Davis spent three seasons as the lead voice for Beloit basketball and baseball, while calling play-by-play for D3Football.com and D3Hoops.com, NCAA D-1’s Horizon League Network, and filling-in for broadcasts of Loyola University-Chicago women’s basketball and men’s volleyball. Davis was also behind the microphone for official coverage of the NCAA D-3 football and basketball national tournaments and the Illinois High School Volleyball State Championships. In addition, his broadcasting resume includes stints as Sports Director of Beloit’s campus radio station, and as a sports-talk host and producer on local radio and television.
The Potterville, Michigan native played four seasons of football at Beloit, serving as team captain during his senior campaign. Davis is also the founder and owner of Big-Game Preserve Video Productions, a sports video production company, and was recently named the John Hughes Entrepreneur of the Year at Beloit College.
“I’m incredibly proud to become the next Voice of the Biscuits,” said Davis. “The Biscuits franchise is truly the class of minor league baseball, and it boasts one of the most loyal fan-bases you’ll find in all of minor league sports. The responsibility of describing the action to those great fans is one that I’m honored to have.”
On the air, fans can expect an upbeat, friendly style with a great deal of attention placed on detailed descriptions, Davis said.
“In reality, no two batted balls are ever exactly the same, no two stances or deliveries are identical, and no two nights at the ballpark ever produce the same exact atmosphere. And so they should never be described the exact same way. I challenge myself to create the most complete, detailed word pictures I can. A shortstop doesn’t just field a grounder and throw. He slides left, gloves knee-high behind the bag, and fires a bullet across in time to retire the runner by a half step. If listeners of Biscuits baseball can’t picture that, then, in my opinion, I’m not doing my job very well.”
Davis becomes the third broadcaster in team history, replacing Jon Laaser, who left the team after the 2009 season to become the voice of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
All 140 Biscuits games during the 2010 season can be heard live on either Montgomery's News Radio 1440, WLWI-AM or SportsRadio 740 AM. All games are also available live on-line at the new on-line home of the Biscuits, newsradio1440.com.