—Contributed by the Santa Cruz Warriors
The Santa Cruz Warriors announced the team’s radio partnership with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment on Friday, which will provide fans the opportunity to listen to a broadcast of every regular season Santa Cruz Warriors NBA D-League game.
KION 1460AM/101.1FM will serve as the flagship station of the Santa Cruz Warriors for the team’s first three seasons. In addition to over the airwaves, the broadcasts will be available for streaming online atwww.1460KION.com and iHeartRadio. Clear Channel local radio stations 102.5 KDON, 92.7 KTOM, 105.1 KOCEAN and La Preciosa/KPRC will also serve as a major promotion partner of the Santa Cruz Warriors’ relationships with Grind Out Hunger and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.
Kevin Danna, Drew Shiller and Ros Gold-Onwude will serve as the official voices of the Santa Cruz Warriors. Danna will handle the play-by-play and basketball public relations for all Santa Cruz Warriors games, while Shiller and Gold-Onwude will serve as analysts.
Danna has called games for the Big Ten Network Student U, Horizon League Network, Stanford Athletics, Pac-12 women’s basketball and Serra High School football in San Mateo.
Shiller is entering his third season as the Stanford men’s basketball radio analyst on KNBR 680AM/1050AM. The Stanford graduate played three years of Stanford basketball and was the co-captain of the 2009-2010 team alongside current Toronto Raptors guard Landry Fields.
Gold-Onwude’s broadcast resume includes work with ESPN, the Pac-12 Network, Fox Sports, Stanford Athletics, the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Liberty. She played in three Final Fours, two national championships and won four Pac-10 Championships as a starting guard for the Stanford women’s basketball team.
While the broadcast team is set, the Santa Cruz Warriors are still in need of an in-arena public address announcer. On Friday, December 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Aptos High, the Warriors will hold a contest, complete with local celebrity judges, to find the best in-game voice that will make fans feel welcome every time they step into the Kaiser Permanente Arena for a Santa Cruz Warriors home game. To pre-register, head to www.santacruzbasketball.com.