Brewers unveil announcer, broadcasts
Provus hired as radio voice; spring, regular-season schedules released
PHOENIX -- The Brewers' flagship radio station hired Cory Provus of WGN in Chicago to fill the vacancy in Milwaukee's radio booth on the same day the team unveiled its Spring Training and regular-season broadcast schedules.Provus, a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University, appeared on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee on Monday morning to announce his arrival, and will call his first game alongside Bob Uecker on Feb. 25, when the Brewers host the A's at Maryvale Baseball Park. Provus handled Cubs pre- and postgame programming for WGN and often spelled play-by-play man Pat Hughes in the fifth inning of game broadcasts.
He replaces Jim Powell, who left in January for a higher-profile job with the Atlanta Braves after 13 seasons in the booth with Uecker.The Feb. 25 game is one of 36 Brewers Spring Training games, and all will be broadcast either on the Brewers Radio Network, MLB.com, FSN Wisconsin or Milwaukee's WMLW TV. A total of three games will be broadcast on television, 19 on radio and 16 via MLB.com webcast. During the regular season, Uecker and Provus will call all 162 games on the radio as usual, and a total of 157 games will be televised, with Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder back in the booth. That includes 136 games on FSN Wisconsin, 15 games aired locally in Milwaukee on WMLW and four national broadcasts. The national games, some with updated start times, include: April 12 vs. Cubs at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 24 at Twins at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 26 vs. Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 13 vs. White Sox at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
June 15 at Indians at 6:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 20 at Tigers at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
Sept. 5 vs. Giants at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX All of those times are subject to change. The Brewers' complete 2009 broadcast schedule will be online soon. In other broadcast news, Anderson wrote on his MLBlog on Monday that Telly Hughes will replace departed sideline reporter Trenni Kusnierek on television broadcasts.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.