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Suchon named Isotopes broadcaster
03/06/2013 7:28 PM ET
Josh Suchon covered the A's and Giants for the Oakland Tribune.
Josh Suchon covered the A's and Giants for the Oakland Tribune. (Albuquerque Isotopes)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Josh Suchon (pronounced "sue-shawn") has been hired as the Albuquerque Isotopes' radio broadcaster, the Triple-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today.

The co-host of Dodgers Talk on the Dodgers Radio Network from 2008-11 will become the third play-by-play broadcaster in Isotopes' history when he steps in the booth this season.

Suchon, 39, studied radio and television journalism at San Diego State University and has called Dodgers' Spring Training games on Prime Ticket television and the Dodgers radio network. The former play-by-play broadcaster for the Modesto Nuts and Watertown Indians also worked as the Oakland Tribune's beat writer for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants from 2000-06. Along with baseball, the California native has spent time behind the microphone as a college and high school basketball play-by-play broadcaster on ESPNU and ESPN3.

"We are thrilled to have a broadcaster of Josh's caliber calling Isotopes games," Isotopes general manager John Traub said. "He brings an enthusiastic and knowledgeable voice to our broadcasts and is truly a Major League announcer. He is well-liked within the Dodgers organization and his diverse background will certainly be a bonus to calling our games."

Author of The Gracious Season: Barry Bonds & the Greatest Year in Baseball, which highlights Bonds' 73-home run season, Suchon's second book is set to be on bookshelves this spring. His upcoming book, entitled Miracle Men: Gibson, Hershiser and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers, delves into the Dodgers' last World Championship team.

Suchon's first broadcast will be Opening Night, April 4, at 6:35 p.m. MT on 610 The Sports Animal. All 144 Isotopes games are broadcast by Cumulus Radio and can be streamed live on MiLB.TV.

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