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Who is replacing Al McCoy? Suns announce new radio voice for upcoming season

The Phoenix Suns will have a new radio voice for the upcoming NBA season.
Credit: Erick Monroy-Pino

PHOENIX — For generations in the Valley, Al McCoy has entertained fans as the radio voice of the Phoenix Suns.

McCoy is synonymous with Suns basketball and sports fans in Phoenix have literally grown up with the broadcast legend on their radios.

But after McCoy's retirement at the end of last season, a new voice will make his debut in 2023. Say hello to Jon Bloom.

The Suns shared Wednesday that the veteran announcer on 98.7 will take over for the Suns Ring of Honor member for the NBA's 2023-24 season.

Bloom started his time with the Suns in 2008 when he joined the team as radio host and backup play-by-play announcer, a release from the team said. Former Suns player Tim Kempton will also be back for his 22nd season as Suns radio analyst.

Along with the announcement of the team's new full-time radio voice, the Suns also revealed their broadcast schedule for the season. The broadcast schedule will feature 70 regular season games and five preseason games locally on Arizona’s Family and live streaming on Kiswe. There will also be 12 games on national exclusive broadcasts on TNT (7), ABC (4) and ESPN (1).

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