The Billings Mustangs on Monday announced that Kyle Riley of Billings is joining the team as director of broadcasting and media relations.
Riley's media responsibilities also will include radio play-by-play duties for this summer's Pioneer League season. Riley replaces Ryan Schuiling, who served as broadcasting director for the 2011-2-13 seasons.
“Probably more so than any other broadcaster we’ve had in recent years, we believe Kyle is a natural fit for the Billings Mustangs,” Mustangs General Manager Gary Roller said.
“Combined with his broadcasting and other media-related talents, Kyle’s ties to the Billings area and his fundamental knowledge of the Mustangs organization will provide the foundation for an insightful and informative broadcast. We’re fortunate to have Kyle as a member of our management team and look forward to working with him on a daily basis during the 2014 season.”
Riley has broadcast more than 700 sporting events in the past 17 years, including high school football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling, as well as college football and basketball, American Legion baseball and hockey. He also has broadcast 22 state championship events.
“It’s an honor to be the first local radio broadcaster for the Mustangs since Glenn Hebert covered the team back in the ‘80s and ‘90s,” Riley said. “I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and interact with the many talented Mustangs broadcasters who have preceded me, including Scott Lauer, Chris Rushin, Aaron McCreight, Mark Boyle, Andy Price, Jerry Schemmel, Ed Cohen, Joe Block and Ryan Schuiling. While I trust I’ve learned something from listening to each of them, I look forward to putting my own spin on the broadcasts.”
A native of Glendive, Riley graduated from West High in 1991 and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington, in 1996. Kyle is a certified flight instructor and a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
“I’m thankful to the Mustangs organization for the opportunity, for the flexibility given me by my “day” job, and I’m incredibly grateful to my wife, Jill, and my four children for allowing me to pursue this dream,” Riley said.
Every Mustangs game will be broadcast live on ESPN 910 AM KBLG. The Mustangs open the 2014 season on Monday, June 16, when the Great Falls Voyagers visit Dehler Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.