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Experienced Radio Vet is also Team’s Community Relations Manager

Whalers Sports & Entertainment (WSE) president and COO Howard Baldwin, Jr. announced today that Frank Berrian will be the new public-address announcer for Connecticut Whale home games at the XL Center.

Berrian also serves the Whale as the team’s Community Relations Manager, coordinating all of the Whale’s community outreach and appearances.  Prior to joining the team’s full-time staff during the 2010-11 season, Berrian was a member of the game-night promotions staff for both the Whale and the Hartford Wolf Pack.

“Frank does an outstanding job promoting and representing the team in the community, and having him as our p.a. voice is another way for his enthusiasm and energy to help the team,” Baldwin, Jr. said.  He has an infectious personality, with a voice to match, and that combination will really add to the already-great atmosphere of Whale games at the XL Center.”

In addition to his community relations and promotion experience, Berrian handled the public-address duties for the extensive high-school and youth hockey action at this past February’s outdoor Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.  His qualifications for that assignment include a wide-ranging array of work in the radio broadcasting field since 1993.  Berrian has been behind the microphone as an on-air host and commercial voice-over talent at such Connecticut radio outlets as “KC 101” WKCI-FM in Hamden, WAOF-AM in Avon, and “Q-105” 105.5 FM and “XL 102” 102.3 FM in New London, as well as WMCR-FM in Poughkeepsie, New York and WFPC-FM in Rindge, New Hampshire.  He also did a stint as a news anchor at WMXT-TV in Poughkeepsie, and as the p.a. voice of the New Haven Ninjas of Arena Football 2.

Berrian’s XL Center debut at the Whale p.a. mike will be at the 2011-12 home opener, which is coming up Saturday, October 15, a GEICO Connecticut Cup game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Tickets to that game, and all 2011-12 Whale home games, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.

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