Report: Braves Ink Powell For Radio
January 22, 2009 at 5:06 AM (PT)
The ATLANTA BRAVES have finalized a deal to hire MILWAUKEE BREWERS voice JIM POWELL as the team's new radio voice, reports the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION's DAVID O'BRIEN. POWELL has been long rumored to be the BRAVES' choice to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of longtime broadcaster PETE VAN WIEREN in OCTOBER.
O'BRIEN also reports that the BRAVES are continuing to try to work out a deal with the WASHINGTON NATIONALS for the return of Hall of Fame pitcher and former BRAVES TV broadcaster DON SUTTON, who would partner with POWELL on the BRAVES radio network. SUTTON has been serving as the NATS' TV voice for two seasons and remains under contract with the club.