Archive | February, 2011

Justin Shackil Joins Smokies Radio Network

  The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, announced today that Justin Shackil has been hired by the Smokies Radio Network as a broadcast assistant. He replaces Roger Hoover, who leaves the team to accept a lead broadcasting position with the Jacksonville Suns. “I am thrilled to be joining a terrific organization in […]

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Hoover joins Jacksonville Suns as Radio Broadcaster

By Justin Shackil / Roger Hoover has been named the lead play-by-play radio voice of the Jacksonville Suns after spending two years with the Smokies Radio Network. The Suns are the Southern League affiliate of the Florida Marlins and Hoover replaces J.P. Shadrick who leaves to take a similar position with the Oklahoma City […]

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Smokies, Cubs Sign Affiliation Extension

By Adam Kline / The Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Smokies announced a two-year extension of their player development partnership through 2014. The extension keeps the Cubs’ Double-A affiliation in Tennessee through the 2014 season.  Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita and Smokies General Manager Brian Cox made the announcement Monday. “It is […]

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Mick Gillispie returns to Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcasts

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Smokies Radio Network is pleased to announce that Smokies play-by-play voice and the 2010 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year Mick Gillispie is returning to the Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast for during the 2011 Cactus League season. Gillispie announced several spring training games for the […]

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