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OKC RedHawks name Alex Freedman interim media relations and broadcasting director

Current media relations and broadcasting director J.P. Shadrick announced Monday he has accepted a position with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Alex Freedman, Shadrick's assistant, will replace him in the booth.
by Ryan Aber Published: April 23, 2012
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After several years broadcasting for High Desert in the Class A California League, Alex Freedman was out of baseball last season.

Starting next week, he'll be the full-time broadcaster for the RedHawks.

Freedman has been serving as an assistant to RedHawks media relations and broadcasting director J.P. Shadrick this season.

Monday, Shadrick announced he had accepted a position as the Communications Coordinator for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

Freedman was informed of the change Monday by RedHawks President/General Manager Michael Byrnes.

“My head was spinning for the next few hours after that,” Freedman said.

Shadrick said the broadcast booth will be left in good hands.

“Alex is sharp,” Shadrick said. “He's a really, really smart guy who knows more about baseball than I do and he's very good on the air.”

Freedman, 27, spent last season in his hometown of St. Louis working for a public relations firm and a sports memorabilia company but wanted to return to broadcasting in some form.

“It didn't have to be just baseball,” Freedman said. “I interviewed with a few places for different multimedia positions — the NCAA and a couple colleges — but nothing worked out.”

It was when he was interviewing for a job with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies when he learned of the opening with the RedHawks.

A few days later, he talked to Shadrick and shortly afterward was offered the position.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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