The Wilmington Blue Rocks announced on Thursday that Cory Nidoh will replace longtime radio broadcaster Matt Janus as the team's lead play-by-play voice in 2019. Nidoh, who has served as the Blue Rocks Broadcasting & Media Relations Assistant since 2017, becomes the Blue Rocks Director of Broadcasting & Video.
Nidoh is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University (PA) with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. He began his career in the New England College Baseball League as the radio announcer for the Sanford Mainers in 2015. He then spent his first season in professional baseball broadcasting for the Daytona Tortugas in 2016. Nidoh arrived in Wilmington last year and spent the last two seasons broadcasting all home games and select road contests alongside Janus.
"We are incredibly excited to continue what we feel are some of the best broadcasts in Minor League Baseball," said Blue Rocks General Manager Andrew Layman. "Cory has done outstanding work for us the last two seasons, and with Matt stepping away from the travel, it was an easy decision to make him the new voice of the Blue Rocks."
On top of his work with the Rocks, Nidoh serves as the sideline reporter for University of Delaware football radio broadcasts on 94.7 WDSD and provides play-by-play for select University of Delaware men's and women's basketball games on Fox Sports 1290.
"I'm very excited and honored to be following in Matt Janus' footsteps and to be part of this first-class organization," Nidoh said. "Matt, who is a tremendous broadcaster, mentor and friend, has been a staple with the Blue Rocks for over a decade and someone I have great respect for in this business. Matt is one of many people I would like to thank for helping me reach this point in my career. The Blue Rocks also have one of the most passionate fan bases in all of Minor League Baseball. I look forward to bringing Blue Rocks baseball to them throughout the season in addition to maintaining the high quality of broadcasts the Blue Rocks have had over the years."
Janus, who just celebrated the birth of his first daughter in August, will remain with the organization as the team's Director of Media Relations. The two-time Delaware Sportscaster of the Year first joined the Blue Rocks as a 15-year-old game day employee and has been on the club's radio crew for the last decade. He has broadcast more Blue Rocks games than anyone in the franchise's 26-year history.
"Broadcasting Blue Rocks baseball has been a huge part of my life and I have loved every minute of it," said Janus. "However, between the difficult travel schedule, my television work starting to overlap with baseball season and the desire to spend more time with my wife and new daughter, I just felt the time was right to step away. Having Cory in position to take over made this decision much easier, and I am grateful the organization has found a way to keep me in the fold as the Media Relations Director."
Every Blue Rocks game can be heard on the team's radio home, 89.7 WGLS-FM or online at BlueRocks.com. Season seats for the 2019 season will be available on October 18, while mini plans go on sale November 1 and groups packages are purchasable starting November 8.
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