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Eau Claire Express Name New Radio Guy
Monday, February 10th, 2014 -- 10:14 am
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director

The Eau Claire Express front office announced today the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in their team's history.

According to their press release, Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety of broadcast experience to bring to the Express.

Knutsonís experience before relocating to Eau Claire includes time working at the University of Kansas and also at KJHK 90.7 FM. While at KU, he broadcast baseball, softball, soccer and Track & Field. At KJHK, Knutson broadcast KU baseball, menís and womenís basketball and football along with hosting a weekly sports radio show. Since October, he has been broadcasting local high school, college football and college basketball games at Clear Channel in Eau Claire.

The Saginaw, Mich. native attended Saginaw Valley State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. From there, he proceeded to Central Michigan University where he obtained a Masterís Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts.

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind.

A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.

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