Logger Radio Network
The Logger Radio Network is the largest assemblage of radio affiliates in the Northwoods League with two proud stations serving broadcast affiliates. Eagle 102.7 FM is the flagship station broadcasting all 72 regular season games and Q102 FM (Viroqua) will carry two select games each week during the season.
Voice of the Loggers Radio Network
Voice of the Loggers, John Pappadopolous
The man who called every game but one over the first ten years of La Crosse Loggers Baseball is returning to the Logger Radio Network broadcast booth in 2015 as team officials announced that John Pappadopolous will resume his post as the play-by-play voice.
The last radio call that Pappadopolous made for the Loggers was a famous one when he relayed the final out of 2012 NWL Championship game over the LRN airways. In 2013, Pappadapolous stepped away from the Loggers but certainly not the broadcast booth as he had the distinct privilege to serve as the color analyst for the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Pappapolous will resume his post in the press box to call the action during all of the 72 regular season games on the La Crosse Loggers Radio Network. All 72 of those regular season games will once again broadcast over the LRN flagship station, The Eagle 102.7 FM (KQEG), and select games will broadcast on Q102FM (Viroqua).
Pappadopoulos brings a great deal of experience with him back to the Loggers, with time served as the voice of the La Crosse Night Train of the NIFL, the backup voice of the La Crosse Bobcats CBA basketball team, as well as the news and sports director at WCOW/WKLJ. Additionally, he has also spent time hosting a daily afternoon sports show on ESPN, covered the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and been a regular ESPN local SportsCenter anchor.
Prior to his move to the Coulee Area, the New Jersey native worked in Boston as an on-air sportscaster at Sports Radio WEEI. Pappadopolous also has a great deal of experience working in Minor League baseball. He has worked as a reporter or broadcaster for three different Minor League clubs, most recently with the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
John and his wife, Polly, reside in Holmen, WI, and they have a daughter named Olivia.
LRN Broadcaster/Media Relations, Billy Parvatam
Billy is starting his first season with the Loggers, and will be part of the Loggers broadcast team. He is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech he serves as an IMG intern broadcasting various Olympic sports across campus. This is Billy’s second broadcast internship after working for the Herndon Braves of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, and could not be more excited to be working with the Loggers!
Billy is from Falls Church, VA, about 12 miles from Washington D.C. He is a huge DC sports fan, and especially loves cheering on his Virginia Tech Hokies and the Washington Nationals. His favorite player is former Loggers pitcher Max Scherzer! Other non-sports activities he enjoys are hiking and watching a good movie. Billy hopes to become a sports broadcaster one day broadcasting for a Major League Baseball team. He looks forward to an amazing experience with the Loggers and is excited to entertain the fans on the broadcasts!
Billy’s Fun Fact: Billy has visited several countries, which include India, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Turkey, Italy, and the UAE!
Sign Up become a Junior Sportscaster with Pizza Hut and the La Crosse Loggers!!
Over the course of the 2015 season, Pizza Hut and the La Crosse Loggers want to offer a little youngsters the chance to show off their play-by-play skills on the Loggers Radio Network during home games. Fans are encouraged to sign up at designated Pizza Hut locations in La Crosse (Ward Ave. and Rose St.) and Winona.
Lucky contestants will receive a four pack of tickets for a designated Loggers game and the right to come on the radio broadcast in the top half of the fifth inning.
GOOD LUCK AND GO LOGGERS!!
Talkin' Baseball with the Loggers
La Crosse's only All-Baseball Offseason Radio Talk Show
'Talkin' Baseball with the Loggers' is La Crosse's only all-baseball radio talk show. The "hot stove" talk show will be held live every Tuesday at Castaway's on French Island from 5-7 p.m. for 16 weeks, beginning the first Monday in December and runnin through Opening Day in April. The show, which will be hosted by Loggers general manager Chris Goodell and assistant general manager Ben Kapanke, is devoted entirely to baseball with areas of focus on Major League Baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers, the La Crosse Loggers, college and local baseball.
Featured guests of the show will include Tom Haurdicourt (Journal-Sentinal; Brewers beat writer), the Loggers field manager Brian Lewis, Northwoods League personnel, college coaches form around the country and many local and state baseball and media personalities.
'Talkin' Baseball with the Loggers will be the only hot stove show of its kind in the area devoted entirely to baseball and will feature live reports from spring training camps. The show can be heard Mondays 5-7 p.m. on the Eagle 102.7 FM or by attending it live. The public is encouraged to attend to interact with a hot stove discussion with nightly prizes available to those in attendance.
Flagship Station Broadcasts: 70 Regular Season Games
'Talkin' Baseball With The Loggers' – Mondays, 5-7 p.m.
'Weekly Logger Report'
Q102.3 FM – WVRQ ViroquaBroadcasts: 2 Games/Week
'Weekly Logger Report'