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Michael Shively

MICHAEL SHIVELY

Play-by-Play

Michael is entering his second season as the “Voice of the Saltdogs”. In the offseason, Michael is a news/sports reporter for News Channel Nebraska TV based in Norfolk. He was the Broadcast/Media Relations Assistant with the Gary Southshore Railcats, also of the American Association’s Central Division, for the 2016 season. Michael is a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Broadcasting and Advertising/Public Relations degree in May 2016.

Joey Olson

JOEY COLSON

Public Address Announcer

Joey is a native Nebraskan and local pastor, currently serving at CrossBridge Christian Church. His pride and joy is his lovely wife, Danielle, and his son, Wrigley. He also loves baseball and music. If he could have any superpower it would be that he could move things with his mind. Watch out!

Jeff Briden

JEFF BRIDEN

Studio Host

Now in his 16th season with the Saltdogs, Jeff is an award-winning broadcaster who got his start as a public address announcer in his home town of San Diego, Calif. After high school, he spent nearly 10 years in the Navy, working for Armed Forces Radio and TV. Jeff won the 1987 Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Award for Broadcasting Excellence, for his work as a sports reporter and anchor. Briden joined KLMS in 2003 as a weekend host and sports producer, and serves as a studio host for high school sports broadcasts in addition to his excellent work with the Saltdogs. Jeff also has two daughters, Vanessa and Lauren and granddaughter Abigail.

Ryan Swanigan

RYAN SWANIGAN

Studio Host

Ryan joins the Saltdogs as a studio host for the 2018 season. He is currently the voice of Lincoln’s Superior HyVee, and is also a camera operator for the Omaha Storm Chasers. In his free time, Ryan works hard in supporting Lincoln Fire & Rescue when it comes to the department’s needs. Born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska, Ryan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism in May of 2015.

Danny Burke

DANNY BURKE

Studio Host

Danny is in his second season with the Saltdogs. He is currently the producer for Hail Varsity Radio Show on KLMS. Born and raised in Chicago, Danny came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 and graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

JAKE BOCKOVEN

Studio Host

Jake is in his first season as a studio producer for the Saltdogs. He previously worked as a sports radio personality in Lincoln from 2013-2018. Jake is a proud Lincoln native and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Broadcast Journalism degree in 2013.