Provus Joins Brewers Crew At WTMJ
February 16, 2009 at 10:19 AM (PT)
JOURNAL Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE makes it official after months of speculation and announces the addition of CORY PROVUS as the new commentator for MILWAUKEE BREWERS baseball alongside BOB UECKER. PROVUS, who has been serving as pre- and post-game host and play-by-play voice for CHICAGO CUBS baseball on TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO for the last two seasons and has also handled UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM men's basketball, VIRGINIA TECH women's basketball, and ROANOKE COLLEGE and SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY sports, replaces JIM POWELL, who moved to the ATLANTA BRAVES radio crew last month.
"We are happy to welcome CORY to JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP and the BREWERS radio network," said EVP – Television & Radio Operations STEVE WEXLER. "The interest in this rare opportunity was extremely high, and we considered hundreds of candidates. CORY came out on top. His enthusiasm for baseball, his strong work ethic and his play-by-play skills will make him an excellent addition to our staff."
Director of Network Operations CARL MOLL added, "I am very excited to add CORY to the BREWERS radio team and WTMJ. CORY impressed me early on with his passion and enthusiasm for this specific opportunity. I am eager to pair him with the legendary BOB UECKER and start enjoying the entertaining broadcast they will bring to BREWERS radio listeners throughout WISCONSIN."
"CORY led what was an extraordinarily talented pool of candidates, and we were impressed with his work both on the air and in person. We know Cory will be an outstanding complement to BOB UECKER and the entire BREWERS radio presentation,” said BREWERS EVP of Business Operations RICK SCHLESINGER.