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Nicholas Badders

As a young baseball fan, I fell in love with the sport by listening to games every night on the radio. Now, I want to help future generations of sports fans fall in love with the game the same way I did.
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Currently, I am the Broadcast and Media Relations Manager for the Omaha Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. 2023 was my 7th season broadcasting professional baseball and third in the Kansas City Royals organization. In September 2023, I had the chance to provide fill-in play-by-play for the Kansas City Royals, after two seasons of calling games for the Royals' Double-A affiliate in Northwest Arkansas, as well as in Kansas City's Triple-A Omaha affiliate this past season.

At both stops in the Royals organization, I've called the full schedule of games, while assisting with the club's media relations, social media and marketing efforts.

Prior to joining the Naturals, I spent two years with the Australian Baseball League's Melbourne Aces, as their lead broadcast voice during the MiLB offseason and Communications Manager during the Australian offseason. I called all home games, managed social media and oversaw the team website, while helping day-to-day operations of the team's marketing department and assisting with stadium game day production. I also had the opportunity to serve as one of the Australian Baseball League's national voices, working as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for telecasts domestically on Fox Sports and internationally back to the United States on AT&T Sportsnet channels, NBC Regional Sports Network channels and other RSNs.

I spent the summer of 2019 as the Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager for the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie Advanced affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) in the Appalachian League. Before that, I was the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Pacific Association's Sonoma Stompers (independent professional baseball).
To pursue the opportunity wit the Aces in Australia I finished my bachelor's degree online while simultaneously holding the full-time position and went on to graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, having finished my degree in four years. At ASU, I lent my voice as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Pac-12 Plus streams of select ASU baseball, softball and soccer games and helped launch the web streams of ASU women's hockey as the executive producer and lead broadcaster. When not broadcasting games, I gained experience in everything from photography to writing and editing, to directing and producing, to hosting on-camera and on radio.

Work Experience

January 2023 to Present
  • Provide play-by-play for all Storm Chasers home and away games, coordinate production of all broadcasts including commercials and traffic, host and conduct any pre-game and post-game shows and interviews, traveling with team to select away games as directed.

  • Write post-game recaps for all games and update social media as directed related to results of the games, as directed.

  • Produce daily game notes and stat packs for use by coaches, media and for sale to public.

  • Represent the organization at in-house ballpark events and off-site community events promoting the organization, as a part of the team's Speaker's Bureau.

  • Produce and host bi-monthly team podcast, The StormCast.

  • Produce annual media guide and yearbook, assist in creating bios for game program and baseball cards.

PLAY-BY-PLAY BROADCASTER: Arkansas Razorbacks (Fayetteville, AR)
February 2022 to Present
  • Provide fill-in duties on Arkansas baseball broadcasts, between the Razorback Sports Network from Learfield and the athletic department's in-house broadcasts on SEC Network +, while also working a schedule of select softball and volleyball games on SEC+.

  • On radio, host 30-minute pre and post-game shows, conduct pre and post-game interviews with players and coaches.

  • Fulfill all sponsored elements, in pregame show, throughout the game and in post-game show.

BROADCASTER/MEDIA RELATIONS: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Springdale, AR)
April 2021 to December 2022
  • Provide play-by-play for all Naturals home and away games and engineer the internet broadcast

  • Assist with content for the media guide, create game notes, compile statistics and bios for player cards and keep up-to-date with transactions and roster moves.

  • Post team/player-related information on social media and maintain social media channels during the week, including on gameday with highlights and score updates.

  • Serve as one of the primary liaisons between the front office and clubhouse throughout the course of the season to help coordinate interviews upon request for media.

  • Marketing and office-related duties during non-game weeks.

BROADCAST & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Melbourne Aces (Melbourne, Australia) September 2019 to December 2021
  • Participate in production and execution of game broadcasts, including play-by-play, color commentary and interviews.

  • Produce and distribute stat packs and game notes, write and publish game literature, web content and social media.

  • Oversee growth and strategy on Aces social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn. Increased Twitter impressions by 450% from previous season and Facebook engagement by 100%.

  • Produce all graphics and visual content for organization, including social media graphics, ballpark signage, ticketing materials and all other graphics or designs as needed.

  • Lead administrator and editor-in-chief of team website, Maintain site with updated information regarding games, tickets and other club news, writing all articles and creating every site graphic.

  • Assist marketing department with strategy execution and sponsorship fulfillment, including Sponsorship Proposal and Proof of Partnership documents, branded social media content, general graphic design and other day-to-day operations or duties as required.

  • Serve as lead voice of ABL nationally and internationally televised broadcasts on Fox Sports, AT&T Sportsnet and NBC Regional Sports Networks, as well as Baseball Australia's Australian Youth Championship. 

BROADCAST & MEDIA MANAGER: Elizabethton Twins (Elizabethton, TN)
Summer 2019
  • Direct all broadcasting and media relations efforts, including broadcasts, social media, graphic design and press releases.

  • Oversaw press box operations, creating daily game notes and stat packs for media and coaches.

  • Assist in promotions department, including in-game entertainment, game scripts, game music and scoreboard operation.

  • Increased in traffic on Twitter by 400% and on Facebook by 300% compared to previous season.


Sept. 2018 to September 2019

  • As a member of the Walter Cronkite Sports Network, I worked with the Arizona State women's club hockey team to produce live game broadcasts beginning with the 2018-2019 season. WCSN produced streams for all 7 ASU home games in addition to all nine of the WWCHL Conference Playoff Tournament in Las Vegas.

  • I called play-by-play action for all Arizona State games, in addition to the conference championship, working with a color commentator for every game, while conducting post-game interviews following Arizona State wins.

  • In addition to broadcasting and preseason planning, I coordinated crew for every game, produced all non-live broadcast elements prior to games.


Summer 2018

  • Sole radio broadcaster for 80-game professional baseball schedule.

  • Coordinate all aspects of social media, including live-tweeting games, sponsorship fulfillment, graphic creation and other team and player-related postings.

  • Serve as media relations director, including writing and distributing game recaps and press releases, coordinating player interviews and making local media appearances to promote the team.

  • Responsible for creating the team's first ever multi-page daily game notes, as well as the team and league's first history and record books.

  • Fulfill other duties within organization including team and league website maintenance, ensuing accuracy with official scoring, coordinating duties of team photographer and statistics interns, serving as team's secondary public address announcer.


March 2017 to May 2019

  • Provide play-by-play duties for the Pac-12 Networks Plus stream of Arizona State Athletics on Experienced with baseball, softball soccer, and track and field.

  • Work with commentary teams to provide instant stats and pertinent information for TV broadcasts. Coordinate with graphics operators to relay information needed to update live graphics.


PRESIDENT: Walter Cronkite Sports Network (Phoenix, AZ)

December 2017 to December 2018

  • Oversee all operations of school's leading and only student-run media outlet of 50+ reporters covering Sun Devil Athletics.

  • Editor-in-chief of and director of organization's football, soccer, women's hockey and baseball coverage teams.

  • Introduced new revenue stream for organization using Google AdSense, increased brand awareness with apparel and microphone flags and established new style guide for social media posts.

  • Revamped digital platforms with the introduction of Twitter Media Studio and emphasized multimedia with the enhancement of the video department and re-introduction of a photography staff.

  • Lead photographer and co-photo editor, handing down photography assignments and organizing still photos from staff for use across organization’s digital platforms.

  • Executive producer and play-by-play broadcaster of WSCN streams of ASU Women's Hockey.

  • Began in organization as reporter in August 2016, promoted to Vice Preserved in April 2017 and assumed role as President in December 2017. Remained on organization's Executive Board in advisory role after stepping down from President Role in December 2018.

BROADCASTER: Blaze Radio Sports (Phoenix, AZ) 

August 2016 to April 2019

  • Broadcast Arizona State hockey, basketball, baseball and softball games for ASU's student radio station at home and on the road.

  • Host and produce weekly talk shows and provide live sports updates.


  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro


  • Final Cut Pro

  • Microsoft Office

  • MiLB Forge



  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

  • Snapchat

  • TikTok

  • YouTube

  • WordPress

  • SquareSpace

  • WSC Sports



  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Problem Solving


UNDERGRADUATE: Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ) 

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Graduation with B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies)



Senior Broadcast Manager for On-Air Talent and Content, Arkansas Razorbacks (2017-present)

Houston Astros Radio (2006-2012)



Royals TV/Radio broadcaster (1999-present)

Contact Information Available Upon Request

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