Waterloo Bucks Hire Jonathan Rawson as Radio Broadcaster

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have hired Jonathan Rawson as their Radio Broadcaster for the 2020 season.  Rawson will be the play-by-play broadcaster for all Bucks’ games this season and he will also assist in media relations.  All broadcasts will be streamed online at and his calls during home games will be simulcast on the NWLTV webcasting platform.

Rawson is from Ankeny, Iowa and is currently in his second of three years at the University of Iowa.  At Iowa, he is a broadcaster for BTN Plus, the streaming platform for the Big Ten Network.  Rawson has been the lead voice of home Iowa baseball and women’s basketball games for the last two seasons.  He is also the Director of Daily Iowan TV, the student-run campus station.

In 2019, Rawson was the Radio Broadcaster for the Spearfish Sasquatch of the Expedition League, where he was awarded the league’s first ever “Expedition League Broadcaster of the Year.”  Rawson said he is excited to stay in-state and show his skills to the Cedar Valley this summer.

“I try to have some fun on-air,” said Rawson.  “I love what I do, and I hope the fans hear that all summer.  I’m excited to tell the Bucks’ story this season.”

The Bucks, who open the 2020 season on May 26, play their home games at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium which welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested nearly $400,000 in stadium improvements since the end of the 2014 season including group outing areas, painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, kids zone inflatables, wiffle ball field, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.


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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.