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Twins pick Brewers broadcaster Provus to replace Gordon

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • November 3, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Scott Paulus, avclub.com photo

Scott Paulus, avclub.com photo

The Twins are reaching across the state border to find their new radio play-by-play voice.

Cory Provus, 33, who has spent the past three years as a Brewers radio broadcaster, officially joined the Twins on Thursday, replacing John Gordon, who retired after the season.

Provus was the Brewers’ No. 2 radio broadcaster behind Hall of Famer Bob Uecker and was viewed as Uecker’s heir apparent.

Other candidates the Twins considered included Twins studio host Kris Atteberry, Royals announcer Ryan Lefebvre and Rochester Red Wings announcer Josh Whetzel.

The team officially unveiled Provus at 2 p.m., on flagship station 1500 ESPN, in an interview with Patrick Reusse and Phil Mackey.

Provus is a Highland Park, Ill., native who graduated from Syracuse. Before joining the Brewers, he did the Cubs pre- and postgame shows.

Before that, he worked as the radio voice of the University of Alabama-Birmingham and also worked on Syracuse broadcasts at WAER-FM from 1996-2000.

Provus will now be paired with Dan Gladden on Twins broadcasts.

Come back to startribune.com later today for an updated report and video from today's press conference at Target Field.

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