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Provence exits ‘Pigs radio booth

Matt Provence, the IronPigs main play-by-play radio voice since the team’s inception, is stepping down from his post. Provence, who has served as the team’s Director of Media Relations since before the team even played their first game in 2008, will be taking a position with the media department at NJIT – New Jersey Institute of Technology – where he has served as the voice of the men’s basketball program and lead media contact for the past 10 seasons.

The resignation ends a run of 21 seasons of working in minor league baseball with the Norwich Navigators (1997), Lynchburg Hillcats (1998-2004) and Daytona Cubs (2005-2006) prior to joining the IronPigs in 2007.

In addition to his radio duties and media relations duties, Provence also co-hosted the IronPigs pre-game show on TV and has on occasion joined the Phillies radio network on both the pre and post-game shows and for select spring training games. Provence, 43, has also worked in cable broadcasting in the Lehigh Valley during the offseason and hosted the pre, post and halftime shows for the Lafayette Sports Network football broadcasts of Lafayette Leopards football.

Provence graduated from James Madison University and started his broadcasting career as in intern for the New York Yankees in 1995.

No replacement has been named for Provence at this time. Pat McCarthy, the son of Phillies TV broadcaster Tom McCarthy, just completed his first season with the IronPigs as a Media and Broadcast Assistant, and may be in line to step into Provence’s position with Lehigh Valley.

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