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Vice President of Community Relat...

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Grand Rapids Griffins
130 West Fulton Suite 111
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
United States

Company Description: ESPN 96.1 is West Michigan's choice for sports.

Employment History

  • Executive Director of Broadcasting
    Grand Rapids Griffins
  • President
    Griffins Youth Foundation
  • Executive Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting
    Kansas City
  • Executive Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting
    Kansas City Blades
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Grand Rapids Griffins: News Releases [cached]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , The Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday announced four executive-level promotions, naming Tim Gortsema as senior vice president of business operations, Jon Beilstein as vice president of ticket sales and game operations, Lance Hartman as vice president of corporate sales and marketing, and Bob Kaser as vice president of community relations and broadcasting.
The 47-year-old Kaser, honored last week with his fifth Broadcast Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, joined the Griffins as executive director of broadcasting in 2000.He added supervision of the Griffins' extensive community relations efforts to his responsibilities in 2002 and was named president of the Griffins Youth Foundation in June 2006.
A Kalamazoo native who grew up in Flint, Kaser spent 10 seasons (1990-2000) as director of communications and broadcasting for the IHL's Kansas City Blades, and he's become one of most revered broadcasters in hockey during his 28 seasons behind the microphone.He and his wife, Rosalie, have two sons, Charlie and Sam.
Announcer Bob Kaser, who has ..., 18 April 2014 [cached]
Announcer Bob Kaser, who has been with the Griffins for 14 years, will continue to provide play-by-play.
"We are thrilled to return Griffins Hockey to television, especially given the tremendous success of the organization both on and off the ice these last two years," Kaser said in a statement.
For Griffins vice president of community ..., 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
For Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting Bob Kaser, this marks the sixth time in the last 12 years that his broadcasts have been recognized by the MAB. Griffins hockey on WOOD also won "best" awards for 2006, 2003, 2002 and 2001, along with a "merit" award for 2004.
During home games at Van Andel Arena, Kaser is alternately joined by color commentators Larry Figurski, news and sports anchor for WOOD-TV 8, and Lou Rabaut, a Grand Rapids attorney and longtime youth hockey coach and advocate.
Kaser has become one of most revered and honored broadcasters in hockey during his 34 seasons behind the microphone. Now in his 13th season as the Griffins' play-by-play voice, he received the American Hockey League's 2009-10 James H. Ellery Memorial Award for excellence in radio broadcasting, and he is a three-time winner (2006, 2005 and 2002) of Michigan AP's award for Best Live Sports/Class II Radio.
A Kalamazoo native who grew up in Flint, Kaser has been involved in hockey since 1979, most notably spending 10 seasons (1990-2000) as director of communications and broadcasting for the International Hockey League's Kansas City Blades. He was twice awarded the Bob Chase Award as IHL Broadcaster of the Year (1997-98 and 1993-94), and his public relations staff earned recognition as the best in the Western Conference on four occasions (1999-00, 1997-98, 1995-96 and 1994-95).
Official site of the Grand Rapids Griffins: Front Office, 11 Sept 2012 [cached]
Bob Kaser Vice President of Community Relations and Broadcasting
"It's a sad time for hockey ..., 30 Oct 2012 [cached]
"It's a sad time for hockey right now," said Bob Kaser, VP of Community Relations for the Griffins (among other job titles).
He says some fans have traveled to Grand Rapids to get their hockey fix during the lockout. Fox Sports Detroit broadcast a Griffins game last week. But Kaser's not really thrilled about the circumstances.
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