• Working 4 the Cubs

    Working 4 the Cubs: Nate Wilder

    One of the benefits of singing for the teams in the Cubs’ organization is that I get to meet many fascinating people who work for these teams. When I sang for the Boise Hawks, I had the pleasure to meet Nate Wilder, scoreboard operator for the Hawks. CF: Nate, I know you have a lot of responsibilities in your job — what do you like most about your work for the Boise Hawks? NW: I love working for the Boise Hawks.  Operating the scoreboard is fun and also there’s a bit of process. Not only is there the game pushing of the buttons for ball/strike, out, hit/error, runs/inning runs, there also is…

  • National Anthems,  Press

    On the Air: KTIK-FM

    Following an unfortunate microphone malfunction when I sang the National Anthem, Todd Rahr, the general manager for the Boise Hawks, invited me to the press box. I had just finished singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the seventh inning stretch when Todd said “Hey, come up to press box and I’ll put you on air with our radio announcer. He can interview you between pitches and you can talk about your campaign to sing for all the Cubs’ teams.” “Okay,” I said, “sounds like fun.” So Todd and I walked up to the press box and he introduced me to Mike Safford, voice of the Boise Hawks. Someone…