Mick Gillispie, new play-by-play announcer for the Tennessee Smokies, has graciously agreed to answer some questions from everyone at NSBB!
From the Smokies:
The Tennessee Smokies have named Mick Gillispie as the radio play-by-play announcer on the Smokies Radio Network for the 2007 season. Gillispie, a native of Westminster, Maryland, joins the Smokies after two years with the Chattanooga Lookouts as their secondary radio announcer behind long time announcer Larry Ward. Mick will join the Smokies officially on March 15th.
Gillispie is anxious to get behind the Smokies microphone, and is especially excited about the new affiliation with the Chicago Cubs.
“They’re a great organization and a class act,” he said. “There are a lot of parallels between the Smokies and the Lookouts. To me it was important to get an opportunity with a team with a lot of the same consistency as far as character.”
Gillispie started his broadcasting career at WVUA radio in Tuscaloosa while attending The University of Alabama. Mick broadcasted the Tide’s baseball games and hosted Alabama’s pre-game football show. After graduation, he became the voice of the Salem Avalanche in the Class A Carolina League for one year before joining the Lookouts.
“We are excited to bring in Mick Gillespie as the new Smokies broadcaster,” said General Manager Brian Cox. “Mick knows the league well, and fits right in line with the caliber of play-by-play broadcasters we have had in recent years.”
This will be a great opportunity to get to know Mick before the start of the 2007 season. This session will be in accordance with the NSBB Q & A Guidelines. Thank you to Mick for taking the time to visit with us here at NSBB. In addition, thank you to all of you for making NSBB such a wonderful posting community!