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Voice of X's Returns

SIOUX CITY, IA– The Sioux City Explorers announced today that veteran play-by-play broadcaster, Dave Nitz will return as the ‘Voice of the X’s’ for the 2016 season, and  all 100 Sioux City Explorers games will once again be heard on  KSCJ – 1360 AM / 94.9 FM and via the X’s website (

“The Sioux City Explorers are a big part of our local sports lineup and we take a lot of pride in being the exclusive radio of the Explorers.” Said KSCJ Program Director Justin Barker. “Dave Nitz is a true professional and listening to Dave brings us the sounds of summer and X’s baseball is the perfect way to spend an evening whether you’re in the ballpark, your car or at home.”

This season will mark Dave’s eight season as the “Voice of the Explorers” and his 35th year broadcasting minor league baseball.  Over his baseball-broadcasting career he has been the voice of the Bluefield Orioles (Appalachian League) for three years, Oklahoma City 89ers (AAA-American Association) for three years, Shreveport Captains (AA-Texas League) for 14 years, Baton Rouge Blue Marlins (Independent-All American League) for one year and spent six years with the Shreveport Sports (Independent-Central League & American Association) prior to joining Sioux City in 2009. 

In addition to serving as the play-by-play broadcaster of the X’s, Nitz is in his 41st year as the play-by-play voice of Louisiana Tech in football, basketball and baseball having broadcast nearly 2,500 games for the Bulldogs.  With Louisiana Tech, he also served as the Assistant Media Relations Director and advisor for the campus radio station (KLPI) for 15 years. Dave has been named the top play-by-play sportscaster in Louisiana two of the last three years.

Dave is a native of West Virginia and he and his wife of over 50 years make their home in Louisiana. 

It is an honor to have Dave return for an 8th consecutive season as the voice of the X’s,” commented Explorers VP/General Manager, Shane Tritz on Nitz’s return. “Dave is a true professional and I am confident our fans will once again be treated to a first class broadcast with Dave calling the action on 1360 KSCJ.”

Single game tickets for all 50 games on the 2016 schedule are on sale now and may be purchased one of three ways: in person at the Stadium Box Office (3400 Line Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106), by telephone (712-277-9467), or on-line at  Sure to go fast, are seats for the X’s May 19th home opener against the Sioux Falls Canaries. Highlighting the night will be spectacular post-game fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks and its Magnet Schedule Giveaway Night, thanks to Wells Fargo Bank.