Woodiel Named "Voice of the Canaries"

Posted: 3/13/2018




March 13, 2018

Contact: Duell Higbe (336-6060)




Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Canaries are excited to announce the hiring of Carter Woodiel as the new "Voice of the Canaries.” He will also handle media relations for the club.


Woodiel spent last season as the primary play-by-play voice of the Brewster Whitecaps in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball league, calling the Whitecaps' full 53-game championship season.


“We are very excited to have Carter join our Organization,” says Canaries General Manager Duell Higbe. “For a young man, he has already build himself quite a resume. His experience in both broadcasting and journalism will be a fantastic addition to the booth. Carter’s enthusiasm and passion for the industry was obvious and made our decision very easy.”


Set to graduate from the University of Missouri in May, Woodiel earned his play-by-play chops at KCOU-FM, where he served as Sports Director for the 2016-17 academic year. He has called games for six different Mizzou sports teams during his collegiate career, including games from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, and Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Carter continues to work at KCOU, calling Missouri baseball games.


“Becoming the voice of a respected organization like the Canaries is a dream come true for me,” Woodiel said. “I can't wait to get started on what should be another exciting season!”


Woodiel has won several awards, including a Missouri Broadcasters' Association award in 2015 for his play-by-play work with KCOU. He has also received two awards from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, one of the highest honors a collegiate journalist can receive. He will take part in the Hearst Broadcast News Championship in San Francisco this coming June; he finished second among radio journalists there in 2017. He has also won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for his work in radio reporting.


This past season, Woodiel works as a play-by-play broadcaster for Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., calling baseball, football, and basketball games. Woodiel is also a writer and anchor for Newsy, a national video news network and cable television channel. Fans can follow him on Twitter at @CarterWoodiel.


Birds fans can catch all 100-regular season and postseason games on Sioux Falls Sports Radio KWSN 1230-AM and 98.1-FM and online through KWSN's live stream. The Canaries will also air a video live stream of home games through americanassociationbaseball.tv.  Woodiel will make his on air debut on May 18th when the Canaries open the season at home versus the expansion Chicago Dogs.

Season, suite and group tickets are on sale now through the Canaries office or by calling 336-6060.