Club Names New Radio Broadcaster Ira Liebman “Voice of the Skeeters” for 2013 Season
SUGAR LAND, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters officially announced today that the club has partnered with KBRZ Sports Radio on 1460 AM for the 2013 season, presented by ABC Home & Commercial Services. All regular season Skeeters games are broadcast on 1460 AM, via online stream and through the TuneIn Radio App available for Apple and Android users.
The station, which is licensed to Missouri City, has put the finishing touches on an interactive website developed by Nextstepnext. The new website, www.kbrzsports.com, delivers live audio from both road and home games and ticket purchasing ability. Fans may also tune in to a live audio stream via the Skeeters website, www.sugarlandskeeters.com.
The Skeeters time slot on 1460 AM KBRZ begins around 6 p.m. Radio broadcasting of Skeeters home and road games scheduled earlier than 6:00 p.m. (CT) will result in a tape delay. In these cases, the broadcast will be recorded and played back at the 6 p.m. time slot on 1460 KBRZ Sports Radio station. For fans with the TuneIn Radio App or those listening via online stream, there is no tape delay for games scheduled earlier than 6:00 p.m. (CT).
HOME GAME TIMES
“We’re very excited to announce that 1460 KBRZ will be the broadcast home for the Skeeters,” said RAFTT Corporation President Jerome Friemel. “In its inaugural season, Sugar Land set a number of records and KBRZ looks to support the community and build on their success.”
Skeeters Introduce Ira Liebman as the “Voice of the Skeeters”
The 2013 season will mark a full decade in baseball for Ira Liebman and his second season with the Skeeters. Liebman is not only the new lead broadcaster, but he was also a part of the broadcast team during the club’s inaugural season.
“I feel honored to be named the voice of the team,” said Liebman. “We have Skeeters fans not only in Fort Bend County, but in the Greater Houston area, and radio is the perfect way to reach them.”
Prior to joining the Skeeters, Liebman worked for the San Angelo Colts as the director of broadcasting and community relations (2010-11). He started with the Colts as the team’s director of broadcasting/media relations and marketing (2006), working the inaugural season of the United League as the “Voice of the Colts.”
Between his stints with San Angelo, Liebman worked for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox as the director of community relations and marketing. He was also the Sky Sox on-field host and radio broadcaster. The following season, Liebman worked for Major League Baseball as the media liaison officer for Team Australia in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
“Being part of a startup team was a lot of hard work, but it has been so worth it,” said Liebman. “I was part of the inaugural broadcast last season, but to have a role on the first-ever Skeeters radio broadcast is going to be great. KBRZ has already been great to work with and they are as excited as we are to have all 140 Skeeters games broadcast via radio.”
Skeeters game broadcasts will feature a fully-integrated pregame show, sponsored by Renewal By Andersen, including a recap of the previous game, interviews with players and coaches, in-depth starting lineups and other news with a postgame show and highlights to follow.
Eight-game and full-season ticket plans are still available, so fans are encouraged to act now and be a part of the 2013 season excitement. For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to purchase tickets, visit the team’s website at www.sugarlandskeeters.com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Sugar Land Skeeters, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land – just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.
The Skeeters play 140 regular season games (70 home, 70 away) in the Atlantic League, considered the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Atlantic League players are “Major League ready” and in the last 15 years, over 600 players have graduated from Atlantic League clubs to Major League organizations, making the League a preferred route for experienced players to be scouted by Major League Baseball.