Play-by-Play Sports Properties LLC is an emerging sports marketing and broadcast production company currently working in College Football, Professional Baseball, College Baseball and innovative new forms of digital broadcast distribution. We are proud to currently represent:
The 90th Annual East-West Shrine Game January 17, 2015 at
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The East-West Shrine Game Radio Network providing live broadcast coverage nationwide for this premier college football All-Star game. See Program Portfolio tab for list of stations and links to 2013-14 Shrine Game Radio Network.
RadioStPete.com ... 24 hour Internet Radio featuring events, information and music from St. Petersburg, Florida and the Tampa Bay Beaches. www.radiostpete.com and on free apps in the Apple and Android App Stores. FM coverage in St. Petersburg coming fall 2014.
St. Petersburg International Baseball Spring Training at historic Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida....
St. Pete Starfish FC .... Australian Rules Football at Al Lang Field May 2015 LIVE on RadioStPete.com.
The Human Side of Sports Read great stories! www.DNAofsports.com
Triangle Sportscaster Camp a 3 day camp for young people interested in sports broadcasting taught by professionals in field. www.trianglesportscastercamp.com
The Tunein Radio app for smartphones and mobile devices.
Patrick Kinas radio and television sportscaster.
Babe Ruth's daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, (98) returns to Al Lang Stadium and St. Petersburg for the first time sine 1943 to honor her father on the 100th anniversary of his signing a professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 1914. Ms. Stevens threw out the first ball on "Babe Ruth Day" March 10, 2014 as a part of St. Petersburg International Baseball's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Spring Training!
The same historic field that featured baseball legends from Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle to "Joltin Joe" to Ted Williams to Ozzie Smith to Cal Ripkin to Evan Longoria hosted the eleven game 2012 St. Petersburg International Baseball spring training series featuring seven major league spring training squads and international teams from Canada and the Netherlands.
Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC was formed in 2009 by veteran North Carolina sports broadcaster Patrick Kinas and Florida based national advertising executive Joe Bourdow. Originally formed to produce radio broadcasts for the Carolina Mudcats (AA affiliate of the Cincinatti Reds), with over 280 Mudcats games successfully produced, the company expanded to represent the 87th Annual East-West Shrine Game January 21, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida where it also produced the radio play-by-play broadcast of the game on the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network heard locally in Tampa Bay on Clear Channel's 620 WDAE "The Sports Animal," on a network of stations across the country, on the internet and on it's own mobile channel through through the wildly popular Tunein Radio app for smartphones and mobile devices. The network was expanded to over 40 markets nationwide for the 89th Annual Shrine Game played in January 2014 and will grow larger in 2015.
The company is in it's fourth year producing St. Petersburg International Baseball Spring training featuring the outstanding Team Canada - Junior National Team playing a week of games against pro ballplayers including the Toronto Blue Jays major leaguers!
Finally, PBP has launched a new hyper-local online radio station focused on St. Petersburg, Florida and the Tampa Bay Beaches RadioStPete.com. RadioStPete is available online at www.radiostpete.com, on RadioStPete apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices and on the Tunein app for all mobile devices.
Patrick Kinas is well known to North Carolina radio listeners and regional television viewers. In April 2012, Patrick became the "Voice of Durham Bulls." This iconic minor league team is the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Bulls are heard on "620 The Buzz" WDNC in Durham with home games also telecast live (with Patrick's call) on Time Warner Digital Cable TV. Two games on the schedule are also being fed to a national television audience on the MLB-TV Network. In 2011, he completed 13 seasons in AA professional baseball as the radio "Voice of the Carolina Mudcats" where he was recognized as the 2011 "Southern League Broadcaster of The Year," the second time his work has been so honored.
Meanwhile, Patrick completed his 11th season behind the microphone for Wolfpack Women's Basketball at North Carolina State University where he is also Gary Hahn's primary backup on the state-wide Wolfpack Sports Network for men's basketball. In recent years he has appeared frequently both locally and regionally as TV play-by-play broadcaster for East Carolina Pirates football and men's basketball games televised locally on WITN-NBC (Greenville, NC) and regionally on Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) based in Baltimore, MD and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), a regional sports network based in Atlanta and the Play On Sports network. In January 2011, he hosted the featured women's basketball national television broadcast for CBS College Sports and joined ESPN3 to call a college football game in October. Patrick is also frequently featured on the ACC Network working a diverse variety of sports broadcasting including soccer, lacrosse, tennis, women's basketball, college baseball and softball! In January 2012, Patrick became the radio play-by-play voice on the national broadcast of the 87th Annual East-West Shrine Game- premier college football All Star game- played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and will call his 4th Shrine Game in January 2015 nationally.
Be sure to watch Patrick's Highlight Reel by clicking on the link on the left side of this page.
In 2010, Patrick founded the Triangle Sportscaster's Camp a popular annual
3-day camp for aspiring sportcasters. Many of North Carolina's top sportscasters and anchors volunteer their time to help Patrick help these enthusiastic young people at the camp.
In 2013, Patrick founded a new website dedicated to the Human Side of Sports at www.DNAofsports.com.
Joe Bourdow retired in 2010 after thirty-two years with Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc. during which he was a successful multi-unit franchisee and later a national headquarters top executive serving as President of the direct mail and digital advertising company from 1996-2009. Valpak envelopes reach consumers in over 40 million homes monthly across the United States and provide advertising services for nearly 60,000 businesses.
In 2014, Bourdow served as Valpak's "Senior Advisor" as well as on the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association and is Vice Chair of the Franchise Relations Taskforce, the IFA Educational Foundation Executive Committee where he chaired the Diversity Institute, is a member of the St Petersburg, Florida Mayor's Sports Alliance, the "Clutch Hitters," is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Academy Prep St. Petersburg and serves on the Advisory Board of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Finally Bourdow is an Advisory Board Member for College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise system, Front Burner Brands, franchisors of Melting Pot Restaurants and Burger 21 Benetrends, a leading national funding source for entrepreneurs and franchisees, BIG FROG Franchise Group, Davo Financial Services LLC and is a consultant to Call Source and Hyrell Online.
Much earlier in his career, Bourdow was voice of the University of Virginia Cavalier Baseball team while in college at UVA and produced the statewide UVA Football Radio Network for Texaco. After graduation, Joe was play-by-play voice of the Staunton Braves in the Shenandoah Valley League during the years he served as Station Manager of WTON Radio in Staunton, Virginia. He was later a prinicipal owner of radio stations WKEU AM and FM in Griffin, Georgia from 1986-88 during the period he operated Valpak franchises and also held ownership positions in a multi unit Fastsigns International operation and a local advertising magazine.
In recent years, Joe has returned to the booth joining Patrick Kinas to call over 170 Southern League baseball games since 2003 including the 2008 Southern League Championship Game from Pearl, Mississippi on the Carolina Mudcats Baseball Network which he co-produced with Patrick Kinas for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In June 2012, Joe made his AAA baseball debut in a cameo role pinch hitting for Patrick on the Durham Bulls Baseball Network while Patrick was calling the same game on the MLB TV Network.
Since January 2012, Joe has served as Executive Producer of the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network returning to a major college football radio booth for the first time in 40 years expanding the radio network for the January 18, 2014 game to over 40 radio markets nationside in addition to online and mobile distribution. He will be back in that role next January 2015.