Radio station KKNX AM-840 returns for its fifth season as the radio home of Eugene Bi-Mart Challengers baseball.
In addition to the league games and all post-season action for the Challengers, the always attractive non-league game at the T. Gerding Construction Marketmen in Corvallis will be carried live near the end of the regular season.
Veteran broadcaster Paul Yarbrough begins his fifth season as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer and his seventh as the lead public address announcer.
Yarbrough recently completed his fourth school year as the public address announcer for North Eugene High School athletics, including football, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball and baseball. He also is the lead PA announcer for Sheldon High School baseball and volleyball and South Eugene High baseball.
His baseball public address resume now includes the AAA Legion Northwest Regional, the AAA Legion state tournament, along with the A Legion state tournament and the annual Best of the West event held at Swede Johnson Stadium at Garry Selby Field.
A 38-year journalism and broadcast veteran, Yarbrough ended his newspaper career at The Register-Guard in 2009. He worked for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, and spent three seasons as the radio play-by-play Voice of UC Santa Barbara Division 1 basketball.
Yarbrough resides in the River Road area.
2015 CHALLENGER RADIO SCHEDULE
Tues., June 16, vs. Roseburg (2), 6 PM
Sat., June 20, AT Medford (2), 5 PM
Tues., June 23, vs. Grants Pass (2), 6 PM
Fri., July 10, AT Roseburg (2), 6 PM
Sat., July 11, vs. Willamette Valley Titans (2), 6 PM
Wed., July 15, vs. Medford (2), 5 PM
Sat., July 18, AT Grants Pass (2), 6 PM
Wed., July 22, AT Corvallis, 7 PM
July 25-26, Super Regionals
July 29-Aug. 2, State tournament, Salem
Aug. 6-10, West Regional, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Aug. 14-18, World Series, Shelby, NC