Ducks name new radio color analyst.

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.

Update 2:

The team extended its radio broadcast agreement with AM 830 KLAA. The one-year deal includes pre-, regular and postseason coverage.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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