Announcer/host Josh Pacheco will be the play-by-play announcer for ESPN 1420’s broadcasts of UH baseball game this season.
“I would say Josh is a consummate pro,” said Chris Hart, the station’s sales director and co-host of the “Sports Animals” talk show. “He prepares feverishly for all his play-by-play.”
Pacheco succeeds UH Circle of Honor inductee Jim Leahey, who announced his retirement from broadcasting last year. Don Robbs, who was the baseball “voice” for 40 years, and Leahey have been the program’s only regular play-by-play announcers.
Scott Galetti will continue to call UH’s road games.
Pacheco, who was born and reared on the Big Island, is a UH Hilo alumnus. He announced UH Hilo and BIIF sporting events for several years, as well as hosted a weekday talk show.
In addition to producing duties at ESPN 1420, he also hosts the “Josh Pacheco Show” each weekday.