Rox Announce 2014 Play-by-Play Personality
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox are proud to announce the newest member to their organization, Jess Knaster, who will be taking over the duties of radio and online broadcasts as the voice of the Rox. He grew up in San Jose, Calif. and is a recent graduate of San Jose State University where he studied radio, television and film.
Knaster began his career working as a public relations intern with the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League, where the team was West Division champions in his first year. During that time he also worked for the San Jose SaberCats as a game-night writer, picking up AP wire duties and morning-after game stories for the Arena Football League squad.
Following his work with the Stealth and SaberCats, Knaster then began his tenure with KSJS, San Jose State’s college radio network, where he was the assistant sports director up until his transition to the Rox. As assistant sports director, he provided play-by-play and color commentary for San Jose State baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and volleyball broadcasts as well as being an on-air personality on their weekly sports talk show. He also worked in the San Jose State athletic department as a broadcast intern this past year, handling play-by-play and color commentary for various San Jose State athletic events. At SJSU, Knaster covered San Jose State baseball for four seasons, amounting over 75 games from a variety of different venues.
His broadcasting highlights include covering San Jose State’s 29-20 win over Bowling Green State in the 2012 Military Bowl and SJSU’s historic 62-52 upset over no. 16 Fresno State in November of 2013. He also covered the 2012 American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2 West Regional Tournament in Fremont, Calif. as well as doing public address for the 2011 ACHA Division 2 National Championship in San Jose.
You can hear Jess Knaster with play-by-play coverage of the Rox all throughout the summer on AM 1390 The Fan St. Cloud or listen online at www.stcloudrox.com. The Rox home opener is Friday, May 30th at 7:05 p.m. at Joe Faber Field presented by Coborn’s with post-game Friday night fireworks. For Rox season tickets and/or partial ticket plans, please call (320) 240-9798.
The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest summer collegiate baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 119 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com.