Red Sox Spanish Network Announcer J.P. Villaman Has Died
Mon May 30 18:21:06 EDT 2005
This type of thing is always such a shock - I work as a part-time engineer for SBN here in Boston (they're also now in Tampa and Philly). Only because of illness was I not down there with them this w/e. We are all stunned.
For the record, the Red Sox have had Spanish broadcasts since 1989 when Hector Martinez and Bobby Serano called the games for the Red Sox Hispanic Radio Network broadcast across the Carter Radio Network stations.
Ken Carberry, who hired Villaman (when Martinez left) said this evening, "J.P. always had a smile on his face. He loved baseball and he loved people. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends."
The Spanish Beisbol Network is currently owned by William Kulik.
Still carried on WROL, and is also the SAP for the telecasts.
Not meaning to be ghoulish, just thought you'd want the straight scoop.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Mark Watson" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 17:19:09 -0400
> Just saw on WCVB's news that Boston Red Sox Spanish Radio Network
>announcer J. P.Villaman was killed in a car accident early this morning in
>Wilmington MA. He was 46. Villaman was on his way home from Logan Airport
>after returning from New York where he called last night's Sox-Yankees game.
>Villaman was one major league baseball's first Spanish language radio
>broadcasters, announcing Sox games starting in 1995, when the Red Sox formed
>the "Spanish Beisbol Network". WROL (950 Boston) is the current flagship
>station, WCCM (1490 Haverhill) is one of the affiliates.
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