Bisons expand broadcast coverage
The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced that the Bisons Radio Network will include “Game of the Week” broadcasts on WGR Sportsradio 550 and Newsradio 930 WBEN during the 2009 season.
WBEN will air all 22 Sunday Bisons games this year, starting with the Herd’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Sunday, April 12 (1:05 p.m.). WGR will feature a Bisons “Game of the Week,” with a schedule being announced at a later date.
The broadcasts on WBEN and WGR will not affect the radio schedule for the Bisons flagship station, Entercom’s WWKB 1520 “A New Voice.” All 144 Bisons games will continue to be aired on WWKB as well as the Triple-A All-Star game on Wednesday, July 15 from Portland, OR and any potential post season games.
All Bisons games will continue to be available for free on the official website home of the team: bisons.com. The WGR “Game of the Week” schedule will begin at the conclusion of the NHL season.
The Bisons also welcome the addition of Joel Godett to their broadcasting team. Godett will join “The Voice of the Bisons” Ben Wagner and long time color analyst Duke McGuire on various broadcasts throughout the 2009 season.
Godett joins the Bisons broadcast team from the Salem Avalanche, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros, where he spent the 2008 season as a Broadcasting and Media Relations assistant. In 2007, he made his baseball debut with the Cape Cod League’s Orleans Cardinals.
Originally from New Jersey, Godett graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. While at Syracuse, Godett worked for the renowned WAER-FM as well as WJPZ-FM and Orange All-Access. He broadcast experience includes everything from SU basketball to professional indoor football and Orange field hockey. He was on the mic when Syracuse beat Johns Hopkins for its 10th lacrosse national championship in 2008.
Godett’s radio work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation and the Syracuse Press Club.