Sand Gnats Ink Deal With Star 1400
January 28, 2009 at 5:30 AM (PT)
Minor league baseball's SAVANNAH SAND GNATS ink a deal with MARMAC Adult Standards WSEG-A (STAR 1400 AM)/SAVANNAH for the station to air all 140 regular season games, the first time since 1999 that the team will be heard on terrestrial radio. MIKE PASSANISI, who called games for the GNATS online last year as the lead play-by-play voice and as the #2 announcer in 2007, will call the action.
"This agreement means a lot to the team and to our fans," said SAND GNATS Pres. R.C. REUTEMAN. "The radio broadcast will allow us to be more accessible to the community and allow our fans to follow the action when they cannot get to the ballpark or when the team is on the road. This is one of the many changes that fans will be seeing this season and in seasons to come as we continue to look for ways to improve ourselves."
"We are also excited to be partnering with STAR 1400," he added. "STAR 1400 has one of the strongest signals in the COASTAL EMPIRE and, as the broadcast partner of the ATLANTA FALCONS and now the SAND GNATS, STAR 1400 has established itself as the region's live sports leader."
"We are extremely excited about working with the SAND GNATS and broadcasting their games this season," said WSEG owner/GM GARY MARMITT. "The SAND GNATS have built a great organization and we are thrilled to be associated with them."