DAYTON, OHIO-Dayton Dragons games on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 will be televised live from Fifth Third Field on Dayton's CW. The Dragons host the Bowling Green Hot Rods on both dates. Saturday's broadcast will begin at 7:00 p.m. while the Sunday game will start at 2:00 p.m.
This weekend's games are part of a 25-game television package this season, sponsored by Dayton Power & Light. All games will be broadcast live and in high definition on the following outlets:
- Over the air Channel 26.1
- Spectrum Channels 13 and 1013
- Direct TV and DISH Network Channel 26.
Dayton's CW reaches approximately 500,000 households and over 1.2 million potential viewers in a 10-county area.
Dragons Director of Broadcasting Tom Nichols will handle the play-by-play for each telecast. WDTN TV Sports Director Jack Pohl will handle color commentator duties on Saturday while Mike Vander Woude, the voice of the Dragons from 2000-07, will serve as the commentator on Sunday. The games are produced by the Dragons in-house production crew and feature six camera angles, replays, and informative graphics.
Tom Nichols returns for his 10th season with the Dragons and 30th year in Minor League Baseball. He has broadcast over 3,600 minor league games since beginning his career in 1988 and has worked at every level of Minor League Baseball.
Jack Pohl has served as WDTN-TV Sports Director and Anchor since 2002 and has been with WDTN-TV since August 1995. Jack is a Dayton native who attended Wright State University. He began his broadcasting career at Centerville High School station WCWT. He later moved on to work at various Dayton area radio stations, but is best known for his time as the Z-93 morning show personality with Kim Faris. Jack is proud to have learned the TV business from WDTN's legendary Omar Williams. Jack was honored with the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Sportsmanship and Ethics Integrity Media service award.
Mike Vander Woude was the original voice of the Dragons in 2000 and remained with the team as radio/television broadcaster through the 2007 season, when he departed to become the voice of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He returned to the Miami Valley after five seasons with the Yankees in 2012 and has worked on select Dragons radio and TV broadcasts over the past four seasons. Mike began his career as an announcer in Minor League Baseball in 1995.
Dragons 2017 Television Broadcast Schedule (Remaining Games)
Saturday, May 20 Bowling Green 7:00pm
Sunday, May 21 Bowling Green 2:00pm
Saturday, May 27 West Michigan 7:00pm
Sunday, May 28 West Michigan 7:00pm
Friday, June 2 Fort Wayne 7:00pm
Saturday, June 3 Fort Wayne 7:00pm
Sunday, June 4 Fort Wayne 2:00pm
Friday, June 23 Lake County 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24 Lake County 7:00pm
Sunday, June 25 Lake County 2:00pm
Friday, June 30 Fort Wayne 7:00pm
Saturday, July 1 Fort Wayne 7:00pm
Sunday, July 2 Fort Wayne 2:00pm
Saturday, July 8 South Bend 7:00pm
Sunday, July 9 South Bend 2:00pm
Friday, July 21 Peoria 7:00pm
Saturday, July 22 Burlington 7:00pm
Sunday, July 23 Burlington 2:00pm
Friday, August 4 Great Lakes 7:00pm
Saturday, August 5 Lansing 7:00pm
Sunday, August 6 Lansing 2:00pm
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