Find out which amateur sportscaster will win MLB Network Radio’s ‘Fan Call of the Month’

In search of the best amateur sportscaster in America, SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio (Ch. 89 on XM/Ch. 209 on Sirius) launched its first-ever “Fan Call of the Month” contest, and is set to announce its first winner live on Wednesday, August 26 at 9am ET.

After listening to every participants’ own play-by-play call (see full entry details here), the SiriusXM MLB Network Radio staff selected five finalists – each profiled further below – to advance to a last phase of judgment by a panel of hosts that included Casey Stern, Mike Ferrin, and CJ Nitkowski. To find out who won the first contest, tune in to SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Wednesday, August 26 at 9am ET, as the above panel of judges will play back and critique each finalists’ play-by-play call, before determining one ultimate winner!

Check out the video that participants had to record play-by-play for:

 

In addition to other prizing involved, this contest winner will earn the opportunity to compete with the next two “Fan Call of the Month” contest winners in a live/virtual “Fan Call of the Year” competition for a grand prize that includes a trip for two (2), including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, two tickets to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game®, AND the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to call a half-inning of the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game™, plus one additional year of free SiriusXM along with an echo dot!

Without further ado, see below for a quick profile on each of the “Fan Call of the Month” finalists who performed well enough to advance:

Cooper Boardman

Hometown: Westport, Connecticut

Favorite MLB Team: New York Yankees

Social handle(s): Cooperkboardman (twitter & IG)

Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at the Newhouse School (Syracuse).

Soundcloud entry: https://soundcloud.com/user-118393029/siriusxm-mlb-network-radio-fan-call-contest-cooper-boardman

Brandon Ross

Hometown: Pound Ridge, NY

Favorite MLB team: New York Yankees

Social handle: @BrandonRoss99 (twitter)

Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at the Newhouse School (Syracuse).

Soundcloud entry: https://soundcloud.com/brandon-ross-99/brandon-ross-siriusxm-mlb-network-radio-fan-call-contest/s-D02QNJwBGa2

Sam Jellinek

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

Favorite MLB Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Social handle: @SamJellinek

Graduated from Newhouse School (Syracuse) with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and currently broadcasting for Bradenton Marauders and Colgate Women’s Hockey

Soundcloud entry: https://soundcloud.com/user-974050286/siriusxm-mlb-network-radio-fan-call-contest

Julian Coltre

Hometown: Harrison, NJ

Favorite MLB Team: New York Yankees

Social Handle: @JulianColtre (twitter)

Graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and received a Master’s in communication from Columbia University, currently a Senior Public Information Officer at Essex County’s Sherriff Office

Soundcloud entry: https://soundcloud.com/user-67588235/mlb-ruf-left-field-door-pxp

Tom Monfiletto

Hometown: New Hope, PA

Favorite MLB Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Social Handle: @tmonfile (Instagram)

Graduated from Hamilton with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and received a Master’s in communication from Temple University, currently the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at the Hun School of Princeton.

Soundcloud entry: https://soundcloud.com/user426749007/tom-monfiletto-submission-mlb-fan-call

In closing, whether you submitted an entry for this contest or not, there are still two more chances to compete for the grand prize listed above, as SiriusXM MLB Network Radio will launch its next “Fan Call of the Month” contest on September 3, followed by its last contest on October 1.

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