Entercom of New Orleans has announced the appointment of Zach Strief to the role of play-by-play announcer of the New Orleans Saints Radio Network of which KQKI 95.3 FM is a proud affiliate. Strief, who played offensive tackle for the Saints from 2006-2017, will join former teammate Deuce McAllister in the booth. Entercom is the parent company of WWL 870 AM, the flagship station of the New Orleans Saints Radio Network.
“When we set the criteria for the new ‘Voice of the Saints’ we were looking for someone who would make the professional play calls, as well as someone who has a deep connection to the team, the fans and our community,” said Chris Wegmann, senior vice president and market manager, Entercom New Orleans. “Zach possesses all of those qualities, knows the game first-hand and is a fixture in the New Orleans community. We’re very excited about adding him to the team.”
“I’m thrilled about the opportunity and humbled by the faith WWL and the Saints have in me,” added Strief. “I also want all Saints fans to know I will work tirelessly to bring you the best game day experience possible. Nobody will work harder to live up to the expectations of Saints fans.”
With the move, Strief succeeds former play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson. In addition to calling Saints games.
The Saints open their pre-season against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. on KQKI 95.3 FM.