Bob McCool, well known for his work in the Reading Area, enters his first season in the Fightin Phils broadcast booth. McCool will be the lead play-by-play announcer for R-Phils' home games. McCool has spent his career providing commentary for various high schools and colleges across Berks County. He is the lead voice for 830 AM WEEU's coverage of high school sports. Additionally, McCool provides commentary for Albright College athletics events. Previously, McCool spent 15 years broadcasting Pennsylvania State championship games. Recently, McCool was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Berks County Chapter for his work in providing excellent coverage for both high school and college sports in the area.
Jake Starr will join Bob McCool in the booth, and also contribute a variety of content for the R-Phils. Starr recently graduated from Penn State and was the general manager of its student radio station and provided commentary for various Penn State sports. He has also spent the last two summers working in summer collegiate baseball. Most recently, Starr worked for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. There he broadcasted the team's games and also assisted in the media relations department. In the offseason, Starr is a freelance broadcaster for Juniata College, West Chester University and various other schools. Starr also runs the R-Phils media relations department and can be reached at [email protected].