Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rats' radio going to WROW 590

The River Rats appear to be headed to a new radio station, WROW 590 AM.

Jonathan Scherzer, the Rats' Vice President of Marketing, will apparently take over the play-by-play duties.

The Rats' former announcer, Owen Newkirk, was laid off after last season. Newkirk has been hired to broadcast for the Adirondack Phantoms.

Scherzer worked behind the mic for the Rats before Newkirk was hired by Albany in 2007.

The news comes from Ken Schott at the Schenectady Daily Gazette. Schott appears to be filling in for Phil Janack, who was released from the newspaper on September 18. The Gazette has had limited coverage of the Rats since Janack was let go.