Lee W. Mowen’s Career:
Broadcasting for teams:
Dayton Demolition [Federal Hockey League] (July 2015-Present)
+ The Dayton Demolition took the place of the Demonz (2012-15.) With the new team, I’ve been the voice of over 100 games for Dayton hockey.
+ The Demolition can be heard live on the Gem City Sports Network and on FHL Live from Pointstreak Video.
+ You can listen to all of my hockey broadcasts and shows with GCSN right here on the archives.
University of Dayton Flyers [NCAA Division I; Atlantic 10 Conference] (August 2014-Present)
+I’ve been a broadcaster for the Dayton Flyers, starting with a couple games as a fill-in in 2013, working my way up to becoming a broadcaster for Soccer in the 2014 season and Volleyball in the 2015 campaign.
+The Dayton Flyers are a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, in NCAA Division I. The Flyers call Baujan Field home for soccer, the Frericks Center for Volleyball, UD Softball Stadium and Time Warner Cable Stadium home for baseball.
Dayton Dutch Lions [USL Pro/USL PDL/USL W-League] (May 2014-Present)
+The Dayton Dutch Lions play their games at DOC Stadium, located at WCHS in West Carrollton, Ohio.
Cincinnati Dutch Lions [USL PDL] (May 2014-Present)
+ My first call with the Cincinnati Dutch Lions was on May 9th versus the River City Rovers.
+ The Cincinnati Dutch Lions play at Corcoran Field at Xavier University. They are a part of the USL Premier Development League.
Miami University-Middletown ThunderHawks [ORCC] (January 2014-Present)
+ I was the Play-by-Play Voice of Miami-Middletown halfway through the 2013-2014 Basketball season, on the Gem City Sports Network.
+ The ThunderHawks are a member of the Ohio Regional College Conference, with other branches in the state. Miami-Middletown is one of a few branches of Miami University, based in Oxford, Ohio.
Dayton Sharks [Continental Indoor Football League] (February 2013-May 2014)
+ My first broadcast with the Dayton Demonz was February 2013 against the Port Huron Patriots.
+ The Sharks were a part of the Continental Indoor Football League for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The Sharks and the league folded after the second season.
Dayton Demonz [Federal Hockey League] (October 2012-April 2015)
+ My first broadcast with the Dayton Demonz was October of 2012. I was with the Ohio Sports Radio Network at the time, the audio feed for the Demonz (which was also carried over to the video side, as well.)
+ After the station folded, I was asked to come back for the second year as the play-by-play broadcaster on the Gem City Sports Network.
Central State University Marauders [NCAA] (August 2012-June 2013)
+ I was the color commentator for Central State Marauder Football and the Play-by-Play Voice of Marauder Basketball for OSRN.
+ Central State is a NCAA Division II school located in Wilberforce, Ohio (near Xenia), in the Greater Midwest Athletic Conference for everything except football.
Richmond RiverRats [Prospect League] (May 2012-May 2014)
+ My first broadcast was May 26th, 2012, when the RiverRats hosted the Portland (IN) Rockets for a nine-inning scrimmage.
+ I was the Play-by-Play voice of the Richmond RiverRats on pal-item.com, Richmond’s newspaper. They had a LiveStream audio link until 2014.
+ The Richmond RiverRats are a charter member of the Prospect League, a summer collegiate wooden bat league. The team celebrated five years as a franchise in the Summer of 2013. The ‘Rats play at John Cate Field at Don McBride Stadium, on NW 13th Street on the west side of Richmond.
Cincinnati Dockers [USAFL] (June 2nd, 2012)
+ My only broadcast with the Cincinnati Dockers was when the Columbus Jackaroos came to town in 2012. Columbus won by a score of 7.18.60 to 3.7.25. (Goals (1 goal = 6 points), then behinds (1 behind =1 point), followed by the sum of both numbers.)
+ The Cincinnati Dockers have been around since 1996, becoming one of the first teams to play Aussie footy in the States. The Dockers play in Fairfield, Ohio.
Dayton Air Strikers [International Basketball League & Premier Basketball League] (January 2011-March 2012)
+ The Dayton Air Strikers are a basketball team that have called the Premier Basketball League home for two seasons. The Air Strikers have also called the International Basketball League home for the Summer 2011 season.
+ I was the Play-by-Play broadcaster for all five games during the IBL run, and one game during the 2012 PBL season.
Troy Bruins [All American Hockey League] (October 2010-January 2011)
+ I was a broadcasting intern with the Bruins, where I ran the Audio/Video aspect of the arena for two games and was the broadcaster for the remaining eight games before the team folded.
+ The Troy Bruins played in the All American Hockey League with five other teams. The Bruins called historic Hobart Arena home. Sadly, the team folded before the 2010-2011 season could be finished.
Wright State University Raiders [NCAA Division I; Horizon League] (September 2006-November 2010)
+ I covered Wright State Athletics with WWSU for my entire college career and wrote for The Guardian in my freshmen year. I covered almost every sport at WSU, with the exception of golf, tennis, and track. I also covered Club Hockey and Club Football.
+ The Wright State Raiders are part of NCAA Division I, as a member in the Horizon League.
Broadcasting for stations:
Gem City Sports Network (June 2013-Present)
+ While a member of the Ohio Sports Radio Network, I was invited to cover four high school baseball games at Fifth Third Field in Dayton. I was invited to join the station in June 2013, after OSRN had ceased operations.
+ The Gem City Sports Network covers Sinclair C.C. sports, local high schools, Central State University Football and Basketball, Miami University-Middletown Basketball, Dayton and Cincinnati Dutch Lions, the last year of the Dayton Sharks, the last two years of the Dayton Demonz, and the Dayton Demolition.
+ You can listen to my work on GCSN here, which begins around Mid-2013.
Ohio Sports Radio Network (August 2012-June 2013)
+ My first broadcast was on August 4th, with the 49th Parallel Cup in Columbus, Ohio.
+ The Ohio Sports Radio Network was an internet station that broadcasts sports from around the Southwestern Ohio region. OSRN was the official station of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, the Dayton Demonz of the Federal Hockey League, the Dayton Sharks of the Continental Indoor Football League, and the Dayton Knights of the Universal Basketball Association.
+ I was the play-by-play voice of the Dayton Demonz, the Dayton Sharks, the Dayton Knights, the Central State Marauders basketball teams, various high school contests, and the 49th Parallel Cup. I was the color commentator for a few high school games and most of the home Central State University football games.
+ The station closed down in June 2013, due to the high costs of keeping the station alive. Since the station folded, Gem City Sports Network picked up the deals for the Demonz and Sharks.
WSWO 97.3FM (June 2010-Summer 2012)
+WSWO is a volunteer-only radio station in Huber Heights, Ohio. The radio station serves as a community radio station and the voice of Wayne High School athletics.
+WSWO covers all football games, a basketball game each week, and a couple of baseball and softball games.
+In three school years, I have called thirteen games for WSWO. The thirteen games consists of one football game on the sidelines, one football game as the color commentator, nine basketball games, and two baseball games.
WWRD-TV 32 (January 27th, 2012)
+ I was the color commentator for the Kenton Ridge at Shawnee boys basketball game. Both teams are in the Springfield area.
+ WWRD-TV was a low-powered, locally-owned television station that aired local sporting events around the Clark County area and retro television shows.
WONE 980AM (September 2nd & September 16th, 2011)
+ I was the play-by-play voice of the Miamisburg at Kettering Fairmont and the Beavercreek at Xenia High School football games on WONE. One of them was tape-delayed because of the Dayton Dragons playoff run.
+ 980 WONE AM is Dayton’s Sports Station and the official radio station of the Dayton Dragons. Back when I was in college, they were also the station that carried the Wright State Raiders (other than WWSU, of course.)
+ As well as being the play-by-play announcer for two football games in 2011, I was a guest on the Chick Ludwig Show in 2014, talking about local sports.
WWSU 106.9FM (September 2006-November 2010)
+ I was part of Wright State’s college station for all four and a third years of my collegiate studies. I started off as a volunteer DJ and sportscaster, but I worked my way up to the Sports Director title.
+ In my time, I covered soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, football, and hockey. While some teams weren’t affiliated with the Athletics Department (Football and Hockey), it was still a game to broadcast. In about four years, I was on the air for about 210 games and produced around 100-plus back in the station.
+ As well as broadcasting games, I created liners, openers, and closings for broadcasts, as well as advertisements to be played during commercial breaks and some shows.
+ WWSU 106.9 is Wright State’s campus radio station. Along with sports, various shows play during the day and night, filled with music, talk, and other things.
Lee W. Mowen’s P.A. Announcing Experience:
The Dayton Fire Department Club (December 5th, 2015)
+ With the help of the Dayton Demolition, I was the P.A. Announcer for the Dayton Fire Department’s game at Hara Arena versus the Toledo Fire Department. Toledo won 11-4 before the Demolition welcomed in the Brewster Bulldogs that night, winning 8-5.
Wright State University Raiders (March 2015-Present)
+ I am the Public Address Announcer for the Wright State Raiders Men’s Soccer team. I’ve also had experience in Swimming/Diving, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Baseball.
+ As well as announcing for the Raiders, I’ve had a few opportunities to be the announcer of Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff games for Softball and Soccer.
University of Dayton Flyers (March 2013-Present)
+ I am the Public Address Announcer for the Dayton Flyers baseball team. I’ve also had experience in Soccer, Volleyball, and Softball.
+ The Dayton Flyers are a NCAA Division I school, currently in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
+ Here is a clip I filmed while introducing starting lineups for Dayton Baseball.
Ohio High School North/South All-Star Game (April 22nd, 2012, April 21st, 2013, and April 27th, 2014.)
+ I was the Public Address Announcer for the two Ohio North/South All-Star Games for Girls Basketball at Capital University in Columbus. During these two games, I PA’ed who made each shot and read advertisements from sponsors. I also announced the winners of awards such as Miss Basketball.
+ The Ohio North/South All-Star Game is ran by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. I got the opportunity from Jim Dabbelt (@JDabbs86 on Twitter), who is normally the PA Announcer for the event. Since he was heading to Chicago back in 2012, he gave me a chance to take his place.
Dayton Air Strikers (January 2011-March 2012)
+ For the last five home games of the 2012 Season, I was the Public Address Announcer. During a couple of those games, I also kept stats in the paper scorebook while announcing.
Wright State Club Football (January 2009-November 2010)
+For the first Spring game in 2009, I was the PA Announcer (which was played at Wayne High School in Huber Heights.)
Lee W. Mowen’s Sports Writing Experience
Dayton Demolition (November 2015-Present)
+ After each game, I was responsible for writing Post-Game recaps to send out to the Federal Hockey League and the local Dayton media. I took over this responsibility for each game after the second week. These recaps are included in the league’s wrap-up for every game night, then shared through their email lists and social media.
Dayton Demonz (sparingly in 2014 and 2015)
+ When the normal post-game writers were unavailable to attend, I took over. Within the last two years of the Demonz reign, I wrote about five post-game stories (and two that never made it to the league and media.)
Sports in the Mowen Years (My Personal Blog) (2010-Present)
+ During my senior year, I opened up my blog here on WordPress and wrote about various issues and topics.
+ Eventually in 2014, I dropped the title and just wrote when I could. I switched topics from the world of sports to updates and progress in my career.
The Guardian Student Newspaper (September 2006-June 2007)
+ I was a sports writer when I first started Wright State back in 2006. I was responsible for covering both soccer squads, Women’s Basketball, Swimming/Diving, and Baseball. In my only year with the paper, I wrote a little over thirty articles.
+ The Guardian is a student-ran, student-published newspaper that comes out every Wednesday.
Other Experiences in Sports:
Dayton Dragons [Stats/Scoreboard Operator] (April 2011-Present)
+ I operate a scoreboard, scrolling marquee board, and a stats program for the TV and Graphics crew.
+ The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Dragons play at Fifth Third Field in Downtown Dayton.
Dayton Air Strikers [Stats, P.A. Announcing, Broadcasting, Mascot] (January 2011-March 2012)
+ When I first joined the Air Strikers, I was the Stats Intern. After the Winter 2011 season, I was asked to broadcast all five games later that summer.
+ In the Winter 2012 season, I was supposed to broadcast the entire season but certain things popped up preventing that. Instead, I was the mascot for one game, the shot clock operator for the majority of the season, and the Public Address Announcer for the last five home games.
Dayton Gems [Mascot] (Summer 2011)
+ For the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival in 2011, I was the second mascot for the Dayton Gems, spreading the word about the hockey team.
Wright State Club Football [Media Relations, Scoreboard, P.A. Announcer, Broadcaster] (January 2009-November 2010)
+ I was the unofficially-titled “Media Guru” of the Wright State Club Football group, which started off with the first meeting in the Student Union. I was the person responsible for getting the football games on WWSU 106.9FM and making advertisements/reads when the broadcasts would air.
+ I was the PA Announcer for one game and the game clock operator for the rest of the games. For the road games at Ohio State and at Xavier (played at Roger Bacon High School’s field on Mitchell Avenue), I was the play-by-play voice on WWSU 106.9.