Wilmington Blue Rocks/WGLS-FM announce student broadcasters for 2021 baseball season

Wilmington Blue Rocks/WGLS-FM announce student broadcasters for 2021 baseball season


The Wilmington Blue Rocks, which partnered with Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM earlier this month to carry the minor league team’s baseball games, announced a roster of Rowan University student broadcasters today who will call the season’s games.

As part of a collaborative educational effort between the team and the University, Rowan students will handle all aspects of the broadcast, including play-by-play, color commentary, production of the games and the game’s web story.

“We are so excited to expand this partnership with Rowan University,” said Blue Rocks General Manager Vince Bulik. “To be able to help these young professionals gain experience in the industry, calling games and managing the production from the studio is so important to us. We know the hard work, professionalism and dedication that Rowan University students have brought to our organization in the past and we can’t wait for everything that this season will bring.”

This season, eight Rowan students will rotate duties to call all of the Blue Rocks action, while four others will be part of the studio pre-game and postgame shows, serve as production managers and write the game story for the website. The students were selected after auditioning April 14.

The 2021 roster of Rowan students serving as Blue Rocks broadcasters are:

  • Gary Erdelyi - Senior
  • Kara Guno - Sophomore
  • Aaron Hook - Freshman
  • Brandon Hurson – Senior
  • Danny Ryan - Sophomore
  • Kayla Santiago - Junior
  • Dillon Siddiqi - Senior
  • Paul Stainker – Junior

Additially, Nick Earnshaw, Jason Joseph and Lloyd Wilson will handle studio duties, while Brianna MacKay will write web stories.

“In our sports communication and media program, students may take advantage of incredible opportunities right away. This group of Blue Rocks' interns includes a freshman, three sophomores and the rest are upperclassmen. This summer our students will gain valuable experience doing something they truly love,” said Neil Hartman, director of Rowan’s Center for Sports Communication and Social Impact and an Emmy Award-winning former anchor with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Rowan has a strong history of developing students into professional broadcasters, including former Blue Rocks radio voice John Sadak, the team’s broadcaster from 2006-12, who this spring was hired as the play-by-play voice for the Cincinnati Reds. 

The Blue Rocks have partnered with Rowan Radio for live broadcasts since 2011 and all 60 home games will be heard live on the 750-watt station with a signal that reaches South Jersey, parts of Philadelphia and Delaware.  Games can also be streamed online at www.bluerocks.com.

The Blue Rocks open their inaugural season as a Washington Nationals affiliate in the newly-formed High-A East against the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Baltimore Orioles) on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m. at Frawley Stadium.