The long-time play-by-play voice of the AAA Buffalo Bisons is following a number of players for that Indians minor league team, and is moving up to the major leagues.
Bisons' radio voice Jim Rosenhaus has been named as radio pre-game host, and producer/engineer, for the Cleveland Indians Radio Network broadcasts - which originate at flagship station Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100.
The position had been advertised as an opening for some time.
OMW believes that it's a new hybrid position, and doesn't affect current Indians Radio Network staffers like WTAM Indians beat reporter Mark Schwab. Former Indians radio voice Matt Underwood, who did the network pre-game last year, is in the TV booth at SportsTime Ohio this upcoming season.
We don't know if Rosenhaus will play a role in WTAM's "Tribe Insider" pre-pre-game show, which was long hosted by sportscaster Casey Coleman...who passed away last year.
Rosenhaus tells the Buffalo News:
"If this job wasn't with the Indians, I don't know if I would have had as good a chance. No question, over the years I've developed relationships with people in their organization who came through Buffalo and helped me a lot."