We would like to announce Mike “Sarge” Riley professional public address announcer, to the podcast this week. See what we did there.
Sarge currently works for WBZ-FM based out of Boston, Massachusetts home of The Sports Hub. 98.5 is the flagship station for the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and New England Revolution. Mike is also the public address announcer for the Revolution and marketing announcer for the Patriots. Additionally, Riley announces the Providence College Friars hockey games and covers pro wrestling.
Riley and Justin Soderberg were colleagues in Lowell, Massachusetts while Mike was the public address announcer for the Lowell Spinners, former Short Season Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and Justin was a beat writer covering the Spinners.
Over the years, Riley has announced for Babson College, Mount Ida College, Boston Blazers Professional Lacrosse, Brockton Rox Professional Baseball, Needham High School Athletics, UMass Lowell Athletics, and so many more. Prior to joining 98.5, Mike was the Sports Flash Announcer for WEEI 850 AM, home of the Red Sox.
Mike actually was the voice of the intro to Justin’s former live sports radio show, Mill City Live.
Riley is a huge New England sports fan and someone Justin strongly looks up to when speaking on radio, podcast or tv. There is much respect between these two.
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