I’ve been holding onto this tidbit for a few days, but it looks like the Orange County Register is letting it out of the bag: Longtime Register beat writer Dan Wood will replace Brent Severyn as the Ducks’ radio color commentator this season.
It’s the first full-time radio gig for Wood, and his background figures to add a different flavor than that of Severyn, a former player. He’s got all of the knowledge and a good enough sense of humor to fill the shoes of Severyn, who brought roughly a 1-to-1 joke-to-insightful comment ratio. Gauging effective sports commentary is extremely subjective, but it should be a seamless transition. “Woody” is a good guy and well-respected by players and coaches.
This much I know: I won’t miss getting beat in print darn near every day.
Update: Here is the official release from the Ducks.
The team extended its radio broadcast agreement with AM 830 KLAA. The one-year deal includes pre-, regular and postseason coverage.