West baseball announcer a big hit for Rebels

West baseball announcer a big hit for Rebels


West baseball announcer a big hit for Rebels


It’s that little extra something that can make a baseball game even more fun.

“I try to give the fans, the people who are here, and the players a little bit of a taste of a minor league or major league baseball game.”

Glenn McNish has been behind the mic for a few years now- almost 50 years that is.

“I got the job at Lenoir City at WLIL doing the play-by-play for the football and basketball teams,” explained McNish. “I thought I would do that for a year or two, but this coming football season will be my 49th season.”

But these days, you’ll also find him at West baseball games.

“We needed a PA announcer and I knew that was something that people really enjoyed about the games is having a quality PA person,” said West head baseball coach and Glenn’s son, Buzz McNish. “It took a little twisting his arm, but we got it done.”

He brings a different experience to the fans and the players have noticed too.

“Honestly, it’s one of my favorite parts of being at home,” said junior Cooper Thomas. “The walk-out songs get you ready to hit and he does such a great job every single game.”

For Glenn and his son, it’s a little more time to spend together.

“It’s important,” explained Buzz McNish. “It’s a thing we’ve shared our whole lives, so it’s important to me.”

Glenn McNish entertains as West's baseball announcer

Glenn McNish entertains as West’s baseball announcer


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