For the second straight year, Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM will serve as the flagship station for Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball—and the broadcast team has a decidedly Rowan University feel.
That’s because the broadcast crew—John Sadak, Jeff O’Connor and Rob Cunningham—all have a Rowan connection.
Sadak, who earned his with a bachelor’s degree in radio/television/film (RTF) from Rowan in 2000 and his master’s degree in public relations in 2003, is returning for his sixth full season as the lead voice of the Blue Rocks. Sadak twice has been named the Delaware Sportscaster of the Year.
O’Connor, assistant director of broadcasting and media relations for the Blue Rocks, is beginning his first season as Sadak’s broadcast partner. O’Connor earned his bachelor’s degree in RTF from Rowan in 2009 and his master’s degree in public relations in 2011. He spent the 2011 season with the St. Paul Saints of the independent American Association as a broadcast/media relations intern.
Cunningham, a junior RTF and broadcast journalism major, will serve as the Blue Rocks’ in-studio host/producer. At Rowan, Cunningham broadcasts football, baseball, basketball, softball and soccer for WGLS-FM. He also broadcasts football, baseball, hockey, and soccer for the university television station, Rowan Television Network, and was the sports producer for the spring 2011 semester. During the 2011 season, Cunningham covered the men’s soccer team for the university newspaper, The Whit.
The Blue Rocks will open their season on Friday, April 6. Rowan Radio will broadcast all 140 of the team’s games this season. A Kansas City Royals Minor League affiliate, the Blue Rocks play in the Carolina League.