(PR) (Trenton, NJ) The Trenton Thunder, the double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that Jay Burnham and Justin Shackil have been named the radio broadcast team for the 2010 season. All games will be aired on flagship station WRRC, 107.7 FM “The Bronc”, for the second consecutive season.
Burnham, a Shelburne Falls, MA native, has been named the new Director of Broadcasting and Shackil (Wayne, NJ) the new Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant.
“Both Jay and Justin bring great personalities and years of valuable experience to the Trenton radio booth” said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. “We’re sure all the fans listening online and over the air will continue to enjoy a Major League quality broadcast every night this season.”
Burnham enters his eighth season in baseball broadcasting in 2010. He served as the Director of Broadcasting for the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League the past two seasons. Burnham, 28, joined the Tourists for the 2007 season after holding the same position with the Pensacola Pelicans in the American Association for three years. Burnham is a 2004 graduate of Elon University in North Carolina.
Shackil is a 2009 graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. The 23-year-old has announced games for all Fordham sports, and was part of the radio broadcast team for the 2009 US Tennis Open on USOpen.org. This will be his second season in professional baseball broadcasting. Shackil called games for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League in 2008.
Burnham will replace Steve Rudenstein, who served as the Director of Broadcasting for the last two seasons. Rudenstein, who played a part on Thunder broadcasts for parts of six seasons, departed from Trenton to pursue another career opportunity.
For the second consecutive season, WRRC 107.7 FM will be the flagship station for Thunder baseball, carrying all 142 games and playoffs. WRRC is the Rider University student station and plays a variety of music including: Top 40, adult hits, and the oldies. It is also the flagship station for Rider University men’s and women’s basketball. In addition, WIFI 1460 AM of Burlington County, NJ will air a select amount of games in 2010. All games can be heard on www.trentonthunder.com.
The Thunder recently announced a schedule of daily promotions that will occur throughout the season. These include: Kids Eat Free Mondays, $1 Dog Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Family Fun Fridays, Fireworks Spectacular Saturdays and Kids Rule Sundays. More details can be found on trentonthunder.com.
All Trenton Thunder tickets, including Mini Plans, Season Tickets, Group Outings and Luxury Suites are on sale now at trentonthunder.com or by calling 609-394-3300.
Trenton begins its 2010 season by hosting the Erie Sea Wolves (double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) on Thursday, April 8. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.