Hosted by nationally renowned sports announcer Joe Castellano, Inside China Basin airs three times each week during the baseball season on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Joe Castellano has spent five years hosting a Major League Baseball show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, another 12 seasons and over 1,500 games of experience broadcasting professional baseball in the minor leagues, not to mention seven years in the AAA International League (Rochester Red Wings, then AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Syracuse Chiefs, then AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). During the past 15 years he has covered the NFL as a statistician for CBS Sports, most recently working with Greg Gumbel.
Castellano’s Credits Include:
One of Castellano’s fondest memories is his first baseball play-by-play assignment for Westwood One (America’s largest provider of audio content) during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he had the call of the first ever Gold Medal victory for Team USA over Cuba. Prior to that, Joe served as the speedskating announcer at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games for Westwood One; the network has also hired him to broadcast NCAA basketball.
From 1998 to 2002, Castellano was the Voice of the Siena Saints men’s basketball team in Albany, New York; during his time there he also broadcast two NCAA tournament games and was recognized by the Albany Times Union as the top radio personality.
Other notable honors include being named the Rochester (NY) Sportscaster of the Year in 2000, and having his play-by-play call of the game-winning home run from the first game in Rockies franchise history (Bend, Oregon in 1992) placed in the archives at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Castellano, 50, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.