The Nashville Predators have lost their radio voice.
Sources confirmed Monday evening that Tom Callahan, who has handled radio play-by-play duties for the since the start of the 2008-09 season, resigned for ‘personal reasons.’ No further details were provided.
His Twitter account no longer reflects any connection to the NHL franchise.
Callahan did not work the home games last Thursday against Winnipeg and Saturday against St. Louis. Neither game was televised locally so television play-by-play man Pete Weber worked alongside analyst Stu Grimson.
Willy Daunic, the longtime pre-game and post-game studio host, is expected to handle radio play-by-play beginning with Thursday’s game at Phoenix, which starts a seven-game, 17-day road trip.
UPDATED: The Predators officially confirm Callahan's resignation in a statement on the team web site:
“We greatly appreciate Tom’s contributions to our broadcast department and his commitment to making our broadcasts the best they can be,” Predators’ Senior Director of Broadcasting Bob Kohl said. “And we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Willy Daunic, who serves as host of Predators’ radio broadcasts on the flagship station (102.5 The Game), will do play-by-play along with color analyst Stu Grimson on the team’s upcoming seven-game road trip. The organization will begin formulating long-term broadcasting plans immediately.
There will be no further comment from the organization until long-term broadcasting plans are in place.