Friday, October 30, 2009

Radio Broadcast Team for Maine State High School Football Championships Announced



Alex Reed and Rob Munzing will be providing the play-by-play and color analysis for the Maine State High School Football Championship game radio broadcast on November 21st, MBR.org and CMSB Media have announced. Matt Boutwell, who is the co-host and producer of "The Big Jab Weekend Warm-Up" on 96.3 FM, Sports Editor for Independent Publishing, and the publisher for CMSB Media, will be the sideline reporter.

Alex Reed is currently in his third season as Play by Play Voice of the Lewiston MAINEiacs. He is a 2005 graduate of Marshall University, where he also earned Master’s Degree in Public Relations in 2007.

While at Marshall, he provided play-by-play coverage of Thundering Herd football for 4 seasons, As well as baseball, softball, and basketball at WMUL-FM. Reed is a native of Virginia Beach, but moved to Maine in the fall of 2007. He currently resides in Lewiston. .

Rob Munzing is a 1975 graduate of the University of Maine where he lettered in baseball and football. He began his coaching career at Gardiner High School under the mentorship of John Wolfgram. When Coach Wolfgram left to assume the head coaching duties at South Portland, Rob began a 14 year career at the helm of the Gardiner Tigers. He led his Tigers to Eastern Maine Championships in 1991,1997 and 1998.

He retired from coaching after the 1999 season to follow the college football careers of his three sons. His son, Nate, is currently an assistant coach at Bates College.

Rob has been active in producing and broadcasting sports for Time Warner Cable. He currently produces a package of games featuring Gardiner Tiger football and basketball for rebroadcast on Time Warner Cable. In addition , he has been part of the Time Warner broadcast of the Maine Shrine Lobster.

Rob lives in Gardiner and is the Safety and Wellness Director for EJPrescott, Inc in Gardiner

"CMSB Media is very pleased to have 2 very skilled and highly qualified voices to bring our production to life. Southern Maine has a long, storied tradition in broadcasting high school sports. We feel very strongly Alex and Rob will continue that tradition," said Jeff Schools, the Associate Editor of The CMSB and the co - host and producer of The Big Jab Weekend Warm Up on 96.3 The Big Jab.

“Fans attending the games should bring their radios, listen to the show while traveling, and fans not attending should listen to this event at home. With the day starting on the Big Jab 96.3 fm at 8:00 am with the “Weekend Warm-up” hosted by Jeff and Matty of the CMSB, High School football will be center stage all day long on the 100,000 watt signal of the Big Jab on 96.3 fm. Pregame show starts at 10:30 am and coverage will go through the day with plenty of interviews, call-in segments and more announcements to come," said Tom Nolette, the owner of MBR.ORG

ALEX REED PLAY BY PLAY- Highlights can be found here.

ROB MUNZING COLOR ANALYSIS- Highlights can be found here.

MATT BOUTWELL BIO-Created the blog in 2005 that in 2008 became the “Central Maine Sports Blog”, and along with Jeff Schools, refocused the site on local and New England sports with live game coverage, photos, audio interviews, podcasts and more. He has booked and interviewed Matt Stairs of the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies, Herm Edwards, Greg Gumbel, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, Justin Masterson, ESPN senior writer Buster Olney, Hall of Famer Gary Carter, and former Cy Young Winner Dr. Mike Marshall. Blogging (and luck) got him a job as the Sports Editor for Independent Publishing in Windham and as a freelance contributor to “The Sportscaster”. He lives in Mechanic Falls with his family.

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