RENO, Nevada – Ryan Radtke, the voice of the Reno Aces since the team's inception in 2009, has announced he will not be returning to the booth at Greater Nevada Field next season.
Radtke has been calling games for the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate since 2006 with the Tucson Sidewinders. He moved with the club to downtown Reno in 2009 for the Aces inaugural season and been calling games for the Biggest Little City since.
In 11 seasons, Radtke has been a part of countless games, franchise records, four playoff appearances, a Pacific Coast League title and a Triple-A Championship.
"I learned a lot; I definitely grew as a broadcaster and as a person," Ryan Radtke said. "I think at the end of the day, I can say I'm a better person for all I experienced in my time with the Aces."
“Holding the longest tenure in the history of the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ryan Radtke is part of the fabric of this club,” Aces President Eric Edelstein said. “Like a player who is clearly ready for the big leagues, I have felt this day could come any day during my fortunate time in Reno. I’m so incredibly happy for him to chase his dreams and know that he gets to share his gift with audiences across the country full time now.”
Radtke told the Aces he will continue his work with Westwood One calling college football and basketball as well as NFL games. He mentioned he had been "blessed" to have more opportunities present themselves each year and some of those will materialize this summer. However, he has no concrete plans as of yet.
"I'm going to take some downtime and enjoy some time at home. I have an amazing and understanding wife, Adrienne, who has allowed me to be on the road pretty much 12 months a year for the past 11 years," Radtke said. "I'm looking forward to spending more time with her and hopefully being able to take a summer vacation or two."
A message from the entire organization:
The Reno Aces have seen countless players, coaches, team personnel, front office staff, and employees come and go since the team's inception in 2009. One constant the organization has had - its voice. And for that...the entire organization thanks you Ryan Radtke for your professionalism, work ethic, commitment to excellence, and passion calling Aces games for the past 11 seasons.
We are incredibly grateful to have you in the booth at Greater Nevada Field for this long and you have certainly become a staple over the airwaves across the Northern Nevada community. We offer nothing but support from the Reno Aces and wish the best for whatever the future holds. You and your family are always welcome at the ballpark and will surely be missed! Good luck, Rads!
Radtke said he will still reside in Northern Nevada and looks forward to watching Aces games from the stands.
For tickets or more information, fans can visit the team’s website at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-4700. Follow the club all offseason long on Twitter (@Aces) or like the team on Facebook.