The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have a new voice and new home on the radio.
The area’s Class A minor league baseball team’s games will be broadcast on 1450-AM this season and the Pelicans’ front office’s newest member, Nathan Barnett, will be on the call.
The all-sports station – run by Digity, LLC – will be featuring its first local programming with Pelicans broadcasts.
“We’re very excited about the partnership with ESPN Radio and Digity,” Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich said in a press release. “The listener profile of their cluster matches our demographics very well and we feel they are a great fit with respect to both the broadcasts and our promotional schedule. Their commitment to the local community is very strong and gives us a platform on which to build our Pelicans Community Fund efforts that generated nearly $400,000 for the Grand Strand during our 2013 season.”
Barnett, a Dallas native who will serve as media relations manager as well as play-by-play broadcaster, joins the Pelicans after spending last season as the broadcast and media relations assistant with the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The Pelicans are the Rangers’ Class A advanced affiliate.
The Pelicans begin the season April 3 as they host the Salem Red Sox in the first game of a four-game series.
Single-game tickets for each of the Pelicans’ 70 home games will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the box office.
The Pelicans will host a little league exhibition game Wednesday for charity beginning at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. The game will be produced like a Pelicans home game with contests, walk-up music for the little leaguers, videoboard head shots and more.
Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field in exchange for a $10 donation to the Grand Strand Miracle League.
Tickets went on sale online at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com on Monday. The Pelicans also recently released their promotional schedule, which can be seen on their website.