Hubbard Broadcasting STL has announced that Dan McLaughlin of Fox Sports Midwest has joined 101 ESPN (WXOS-FM) as the stations lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor. Dan will be responsible for providing the station with daily Cardinals reports, exclusive interviews, and will be hosting a one-hour weekly show highlighting the latest in St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Dan will also serve as a fill-in host on local shows throughout the year.
“I am extremely excited that Dan has joined the staff at 101 ESPN. It’s so important to increase our coverage of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and having THE voice of the team contribute on multi-platforms is invaluable,” stated Tommy Mattern – Hubbard Radio St. Louis Operations Manager and 101 ESPN Brand Content Director.
“101 ESPN’s foundation is built on our local big-name on-air talent delivering behind the scenes content, informed opinion, player interviews, breaking sports news and local play-by-play from our Stanley Cup Champions – St. Louis Blues and Billiken Basketball,” said John Kijowski, VP, Market Manager of Hubbard Radio St. Louis, LLC.
“The addition of Dan to our team bolsters our coverage of not only Cardinal baseball, but of everything sports in St. Louis. “We are all very proud to welcome him as a part of our Hubbard crew,” he continued.
“I’m excited to join 101. To be able to talk baseball on a station that cares about our community is very important to me. Baseball means so much to St. Louis and I’m thrilled to be a part of a place that cares about our town,” stated Dan McLaughlin.
According McLaughlin’s bio, he serves as the television play-by-play voice of St. Louis Cardinals baseball on FOX Sports Midwest. The 2019 season is McLaughlin’s 23rd in the Cardinals TV booth.
A St. Louis native, McLaughlin called his first major league game at age 23. His play-by-play work on Cardinals baseball has earned him three Mid-America Emmy Awards and 10 nominations.
McLaughlin has also served as a play-by-play announcer for NFL and MLB games on FOX Sports, as well as college football and basketball telecasts on FOX Sports and ESPN, and as host of St. Louis Blues hockey coverage. He currently calls Saint Louis University basketball games on FOX Sports Midwest. He also contributes to FOX Sports Midwest’s offseason coverage of the Cardinals.
He is involved in several local charities and hosts the Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament to benefit the Special Education Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million for children with disabilities.
McLaughlin is a 1996 graduate of Lindenwood University, where he played baseball. McLaughlin began his professional broadcasting career at KMOX Radio. Dan, his wife Libby, and four children make their home in St. Louis.