Washington Nationals TV Announcers And Commentators

By / 17 May 2023 09:18 AM

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Washington Nationals TV announcers include Bob Carpenter and Dave Jageler. Charlie Slowes is the radio play-by-play announcer in 2023. 

One of the renowned announcers, Charlie Slowes has been working as a radio play-by-play for the team since 2005. He is known for his catchy phrases and iconic calls in the tournaments.

Dave Jagelar joined the Nationals in 2006. He works collaboratively with Slowes and has witnessed some incredible moments in the matches.

Bob Carpenter works in the role of television play-by-play for the Nationals. He has a varied career and has worked for the Cardinals and ESPN.

Another announcer, Kevin Frandsen joined MASN in 2022 as a color commentator for the television. He is a former player and has worked for the Phillies radio broadcast.

Several other notable commentators are working for the Washington Nationals, including Dan Kolko. Dan Kolko works as a substitute play-by-play and reporter.

Pete Medhurst and Craig Heist work as radio hosts for Nats Talk Live. They provide analysis and commentary for the team. Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier are the hosts of Grant and Danny Show and together contribute to Nats Talk Live.

TV Announcers

Washington Nationals Announcers 2023 include Bob Carpenter, Dave Jageler, and Charlie Slowes. Kevin Frandsen is working as the color commentator.

MASN secured the rights to Washington games and has been broadcasting the tournaments since the team arrived in Washington D.C. After their arrival, some games aired in WDCA. Nevertheless, the later games were shown in WDCW and WUSA as MASN's broadcasting partners.

Since 2018, MASN has been broadcasting every game of the team exclusively. Several media personalities and some former players announce these telecasts.

Kevin Frandsen and Dan Kolko during the work time in a ballpark.
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Here are the announcers who continuously work to deliver the play to fans around the world.

Bob Carpenter

Bob Carpenter has been the television play-by-play announcer for Washington on MASN since 2006. He started his broadcasting career in 1976 with radio baseball play-by-play for the Tulsa Oilers.

He has worked for St. Louis Cardinals and ESPN, covering MLB. He is also known for his work in various teams like the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, and Texas Rangers.

Carpenter has also covered college basketball, college football, tennis, golf, and soccer matches. He is an accomplished media person and was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Bob has also received Emmy nominations and awards for his incredible work as a broadcaster.

Kevin Frandsen

Kevin Frandsen is a former player for the Nationals and color analyst for the team's television broadcasts on MASN. He replaced F.P. Santangelo and has been working alongside Bob Carpenter.

Before joining the team as a color analyst, Kevin worked four seasons as a color analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies' radio broadcast. However, he joined the Nationals, where he played 105 games as a player for the team in 2014.

Dan Kolko

Dan Kolko is an on-field reporter who sometimes fills in for play-by-play commentary. He joined the team in 2021 and has prepared interviews and content for social media.

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Kolko has hosted Nats Xtra alongside analyst Bo Porter. Together, they covered the Nationals' World Series Championship season in 2019.

Dan served in MASN from 2014 to 2018 and as the team's beat reporter for an online magazine from 2012 to 2014. He also works for MLB Network Radio and college basketball play-by-play for FOX Sports.

He previously worked for Baltimore Ravens for MASN from 2008 to 2011.

Radio Announcers

Washington Nationals Radio Announcers include Craig Heist Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. Pete Medhurst and Phil Wood are also on the team. 

The radio network of Washington provides coverage in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It has 18 full-powered stations (15 AM, 3 FM). 

The broadcasting media WJFK-FM/106.7 is the flagship station for the team. 

Here is the list of radio broadcasters working for Washington. 

Phil WoodRadio post-game show host, 2008–present
Pete Medhurst2019–present
Craig HeistSubstitute radio post-game show host
Charlie Slowes2005–present
Dave Jageler2006–present

Charlie Slowes

Charlie Slowes is known for his work as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Nationals. Slowes began his career at KMOX radio in St. Louis, where he received an opportunity to work with renowned people, including Jack Buck and Bob Costas.

Charlie Slowes at Nationals Park with a banner of 2019 World Series Champions.
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Charlie has also worked for various media, such as ESPN, CBS Sports Radio, and NBC Sports. He began his journey with the team in 2005 and became the voice for the team.

Slowes is known for his mesmerizing phrases like "BANG, ZOOM go the fireworks!". He has worked for Washington Bullets from 1986 to 1997 and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1998 to 2004.

Dave Jageler

Dave Jageler works as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Nationals. He has been working alongside Charlie Slowes since 2006, making them the longest-running radio play-by-play duo.

He is known to have covered remarkable moments in the team's history. He announced their winning performance of the 2019 World Series championship, three no-hitters, four NL East championships, and Max Scherzer's record-tying 20-strikeout play.

Jagler has also given voice to select MLB games on ESPN Radio. He received recognition as a co-Sportscaster of the Year in Washington D.C. by the National Sports Media Association in 2020.

He has previously worked for Pawtucket Red Sox in the Triple-A International League, Charlotte Knights, and Syracuse Chiefs.

Pete Medhurst

Pete Medhurst co-hosts the Russell and Medhurst show on WTEM-AM. He is a radio host for the Nationals and works for Team 980.

He has also served as the anchor for 106.7 The Fan. He has been working as a play-by-play voice for the Naval Academy Radio Network, where he delivers coverage of the sports teams in the academy on various networks.

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Pete is known to have called NCAA Baseball regionals involving Nay for Big Ten Network and CBS Sports Network.

Craig Heist

Craig Heist is a radio host for Nats Talk Live. He began his career at WKHI in Ocean City, Maryland, covering local college and high school sports.

Craig has covered different sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, NHL, and college basketball. He has worked for renowned national networks like ESPN Radio, SBNation, Sirius NFL Network, CBS Sports Radio, AP, and Metro Networks.

Heist worked for 14 years at WTOP before embarking on his journey with 106.7 The Fan in October 2013. 

Grant Paulsen

Grant Paulsen has been working as a host of the Grant and Danny Show since 2011. He is incredibly passionate about sports and has appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.

He hosts baseball talk shows on MLB Network Radio and contributes to draft coverage. He also serves as a pre and postgame host for NBC Sports Washington's Capitals coverage. 

Grant Paulsen during the Nationals games while working for MASN.
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Paulsen writes a column for The Athletic D.C. and serves as the play-by-play announcer for the XFL's D.C.  Defenders. He is an accomplished media person named D.C. Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association in 2016.

Danny Rouhier

Danny Rouhier has been working as a co-host of 'The Grant and Danny Show' on 106.7 The Fan since 2011. It is one of the highly-ranked sports radio shows in Washington, D.C. 

The show has also received recognition as one of the top 10 most influential sports radio programs. Danny began his career in 2009 and has been a voice on 106.7 since then on The Fan and various television platforms.

He has also worked to prepare pre-and-post game coverage for the Washington Nationals on the radio. 


Nationals Commentators include Kevin Frandsen, Bob Carpenter, and Charlie Slowes. Carpenter is the television play-by-play commentator. 

The lineups for the commentary may change over time as they can swap between the television and the radio. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler are providing commentary on the radio, whereas Bob and F.P. Santangelo are working on television broadcasting. 

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Here is the list of television commentators working for the Nationals. 

Ryan ZimmermanSubstitute color commentator (2022–present)
Dan KolkoSubstitute play-by-play announcer (2021-present)
Charlie SlowesSubstitute play-by-play announcer (2005-present)
Bob CarpenterPlay-by-play announcer (2006-present)
Dave JagelerSubstitute play-by-play announcer (2006-present)
Kevin FrandsenPrimary color commentator (2022-present)

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