Shively named Saltdogs' director of communications and broadcasting

Shively named Saltdogs' director of communications and broadcasting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Michael Shively graduated from the CoJMC in 2016 with a bachelor's of journalism in broadcasting and advertising and public relations.

Michael Shively, a 2016 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications alumnus, has been named the Lincoln Saltdogs’ new director of broadcasting and communications. Shively’s responsibilities include being the “Voice of the Saltdogs” and broadcasting every game of the 2017 season.

Shively graduated from University of Nebraska–Lincoln with degrees in broadcasting and advertising and public relations in May 2016. As a student, he called Huskers games on 90.3 FM KRNU and BTN Plus. He earned a NCAA Radio Call of the Week award and was the first University of Nebraska–Lincoln student chosen to do play-by-play for a Big Ten Network broadcast. Shively also worked as a freelancer for the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel in Lincoln.

Shively brings experience calling high school, college and professional athletics to the broadcast booth at Haymarket Park. He was born and raised in Lincoln and is also an alumnus of Lincoln East High School.

“I am thrilled to get the opportunity to join an organization that I have followed since its beginning,” Shivley said. “I am grateful to President/GM Charlie Meyer for giving me the chance to join a front office that has an impeccable reputation throughout professional baseball and the community.”

Most recently, Shively was a news and sports reporter for News Channel Nebraska in Norfolk, Nebraska. He focused on reporting TV news on a day-to-day basis in addition to calling high school sports games on the television station.

Shively was the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant for the American Association’s Gary SouthShore RailCats in the 2016 baseball season. He ran the team’s media relations department and broadcast home games for the Saltdogs’ Central Division rivals.

“We are excited to have Michael join the Saltdogs organization as our Director of Broadcasting for the 2017 season,” said Saltdogs President Charlie Meyer. “Michael’s broadcasting experience with BTN, Time Warner and News Channel Nebraska as well as his minor league baseball experience last season makes him a great addition to the Saltdogs organization.”

You can hear all 100 of the Saltdogs 2017 games on the radio on ESPN 1480 KLMS and online at