Victor Rojas returns to the television booth for his third season as the play-by-play voice of the Angels. Rojas will also join fellow broadcaster Mark Gubicza for a third season as analyst for Angels Live, the Angels pre- and post-game shows. During the 2011 MLB playoffs, TBS welcomed Rojas as a play-by-play voice during the National League Divisional Series (Milwaukee vs. Arizona).
Rojas joined the Angels broadcast team prior to the 2009 season after serving as a studio host for the MLB Network since its inception. Before joining the MLB Network in late December, 2008, Rojas spent five seasons (2004-2008) as a member of the Texas Rangers television and radio broadcast teams, calling play-by-play as well as providing analysis. Rojas came to Texas after spending the 2003 season doing both play-by-play and analysis for the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcasts.
Prior to breaking into Major League broadcasting with the Diamondbacks, Rojas spent two seasons calling television and radio play-by-play for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League, where he was also hired as the team's Assistant General Manager before becoming General Manager.
A former pitcher in the Angels organization, Rojas' career eventually led to coaching. The son of former Major League All-Star and Angels manager Cookie Rojas, Victor was on the Florida Marlins baseball staff in 1993 and served as pitching coach at Rio Grande in the Texas-Louisiana League in 1994. The Miami, FL native played his college baseball at the College of the Desert in Palm Springs, California, and Lewis-Clark State University in Lewiston, Idaho.
Since joining the Angels broadcast team, he has since settled in Dove Canyon, Calif., with his wife Kim and their two children.
Former Major League Baseball veteran Mark Gubicza is entering his 11th year with FS WEST and FS PRIME TICKET. This season will mark his sixth year of providing color commentary on Fox Sports West. Gubicza will also continue as analyst for the Angels' pre- and post-game shows, now known as Angels Live, which he has done for the past seven seasons.
Gubicza co-hosts the "FS Baseball Report," which airs nationally on Fox Sports, previewing future match-ups and breaking down current standings in the league. In 2004, Gubicza provided analysis for Minnesota Twins games from Los Angeles. He made his first television appearance as an analyst for FSN in April 2000 on "Baseball Today" and the "National Sports Report." He also hosted the Southern California Baseball Report on AM570 for three years.
In his professional baseball career, Gubicza spent 14 seasons in the Major Leagues. Drafted in 1981, he went on to spend 13 seasons with the Kansas City Royals winning a World Championship in 1985 and 20 games in 1988. In both 1988 and 1989, he was named to the MLB All-Star teams. He finished his career with the Angels in 1997. To honor his many accomplishments on the field, he was named to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame as well as the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also named to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2010.
Gubicza lives in Chatsworth, Calif., with his wife, Lisa and their three children, Nicolette, Chad and Ashley.
Terry Smith enters his 11th season on the Angels flagship radio station, AM 830, KLAA. The 2012 season marks his third season as the Angels lead play-by-play announcer. Smith also hosts "Angel Talk", the Halos' post-game and hot stove call-in programs.
Smith joined the Angels in 2002 after serving as the radio voice of the New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers for 19 seasons. From 1983-1997, Smith also served as Sports Director on WBNS AM in Columbus, Ohio and was simply known as The Voice serving as play-by-play announcer for the Ohio State University Football and Basketball Radio Network from 1986-1997. Smith was recognized three times by the Ohio Associated Press for his sportscasts and WBNS AM was named the Outstanding Sports Operation in Ohio six times by the Associated Press.
Smith started his baseball broadcasting career in 1978, calling games for the Jacksonville Suns and later called games for the Memphis Chicks from 1981-82. At Memphis, Smith also worked as the Sports Director on WHBQ AM, anchoring sports on the morning and afternoon drive shows.
The Philadelphia, PA native attended Temple University, where he played collegiate club hockey, as well as Jones College in Jacksonville, FL which has produced the likes of actors Joe Piscapo and Jay Thomas. In February, 2002 Smith made his on-screen debut as a broadcaster in the baseball movie A Little Inside, which aired on HBO and Showtime. He assists in Angels Community Relations with appearances and has served as Honorary Chair of the Orange County Learning for Lifes Exploring program. Smith and his wife Sonia have one son, Jordan, a student at UC Santa Barbara, and make their home in Ladera Ranch, CA.
José Mota enters his 11th season with the Angels broadcast team, his third as the English radio analyst, after serving as the play-by-play/analyst for Spanish radio broadcasts the previous eight seasons. In addition to his radio duties, Mota also serves as TV pre/post-game analyst on FS West and KCOP-13. He is also currently an MLB Network analyst/correspondent and has served as a sideline reporter for ESPN during the inaugural World Baseball Classic (2006) and on selected Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Additionally, he handles the color analyst and play-byplay duties for selected national broadcasts during Saturday's Game of the Week on FOX.
José has broadcasted at multiple major events such as the 2006 ALCS (FOX), the 2007 MLB All-Star Game in San Francisco (FOX), and the 2007 MLB Playoffs (TBS). In 2008, joined Yahoo Sports as a baseball analyst, contributing video features and website articles. In 2009, he worked as MLB International's color analyst for the worldwide broadcast of the World Baseball Classic.
A bilingual talent, Mota joined the Angels in 2002 after working as a broadcaster for MLB Radio. During the 2001 season, Mota worked as a play-by-play announcer for DirecTV Latin America which provided MLB broadcast coverage to 26 Latin American countries. He has been the featured analyst for MLB Productions' "Sabor a Béisbol", a Spanish-language feature show available to national and international audiences.
From 1997 until his current appointment, José served as a color analyst/play-by-play announcer for the FOX baseball "Game of the Week" in Spanish, including MLB playoffs and World Series, and for the "NFL Sunday" football broadcasts. His first-ever MLB broadcast assignment was for the Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish radio in 2001.
A former Major League baseball player with the San Diego Padres (1991) and Kansas City Royals (1995), Mota was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1985. He was a two-time Collegiate All-American second baseman at Cal State Fullerton and owns a bachelors degree in Communications from CSUF. He was the starting second baseman for the 1984 National Champion Titans. In 1999, José made his film debut in Kevin Costner's Universal Studios release "For Love of the Game" in which he portrayed Dominican shortstop "José Garcia". Member of the Screen Actors Guild.
He has served as the first and the only full-time bilingual baseball broadcaster, as on a given day, José addresses both the Spanish and the English-speaking baseball audiences. Selected by OC Metro Publications as one of the "Hottest 25" personalities in Orange County for 2007. The Mota family founded the non-profit Mota's Faces in 2011, which promotes the involvement of American youngsters in assisting impoverished school children and their families in the Dominican Republic.
A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Mota is the son of longtime Dodger Manny Mota. He and his family make their home in the San Gabriel Valley.
Darren Chan enters his 12th season as the Producer/Engineer for Angels' English radio broadcasts for the 2012 baseball season. Chan is responsible for all of the technical aspects of each broadcast in addition to forwarding updated game information to all announcers. During the off-season, Chan also serves as the radio engineer for Los Angeles Lakers home games.
Prior to joining the Angels, Chan was the Promotions and Marketing Director for CNET Radio in San Francisco (2000-01). He also served as a production and promotions coordinator at KKSF and KABL (Oakland Athletics' flagship radio station).
Chan has an extensive background in the radio/broadcasting business as he was the Sports Director/Executive Producer at KTCT (Flagship station for the Oakland Raiders and Stanford Athletics) in San Francisco (1997-99). He also served as an on-air morning show co-host and provided NFL updates on the Raiders radio network. He began his radio career as a producer at KNBR (flagship radio station of the San Francisco Giants) from 1990-95.
A native of San Francisco, Chan attended San Francisco State University. He and his wife Lily reside in Chino, CA along with their newborn daughter, Keira.
From 2009-10, Amaury served as the voice of the A's on the Spanish Beisbol Network. From 2003 through 2006, Pi-Gonzalez was broadcasting for two teams in two separate leagues, the SF Giants and Seattle Mariners. In 2007, he worked alongside Jose Mota calling Angels Baseball on Spanish radio.
He began his career in 1977 with the Athletics. During his tenure, Pi-González has called the 1986 World Series for CBS Hispanic Network, the 1988, 1989 and 1990 Series for the A's, and the 2002 Series for the Giants. The Fremont, Calif. resident previously served five years as sports anchor for Telemundo TV48 in San Jose and was the Spanish voice for the NBA's Golden State Warriors from 1992-98. In addition, he was the English voice for the Caribbean World Series for Fox Sports International in 2001 and 2002.
Born in Cuba, Amaury was inducted into the Cuban Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, and into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum in 2004.