(Above Photo: Tablerock Sports Black Tornado Announcer Demi DeSoto with Color Commentator in training Andrew Plankenhorn, son of North Medford boys’ basketball coach Scott Plankenhorn, on the broadcast.)
Q- Where were you born/raised?
A- Born: New York City, New York
A- Raised: New York & California
Q- When did you move to the Rogue Valley?
A- I Moved to Portland, Oregon in 1994, moved to Medford, Oregon, 1999.
Q- How long have you been with Table Rock Sports?
A- I began with Table Rock Sports since 2003.
Q- Explain your history with sports in the Rogue Valley? How are you involved? Have you had sons that played sports here? Etc.
A- My history with sports in the Rogue Valley spans 17 years as a fan, as a coach, as a parent, and as a broadcaster. I am a 14 year veteran of Table Rock Sports, a past President of the Medford Linebackers, the PA Announcer at Spiegelberg Stadium (Demi has announced more games than anyone in Southern Oregon), I am also the voice of the Black Tornado, Southern Oregon Renegades, Southern Oregon Riverdawgs, and many others teams and organizations.
Demi has been a staple in the Southern Oregon sports market for years. Also, you can catch him on Friday Night Fast Breaks and Friday Night Football on KTVL-TV Channel 10 as well. Demi is also a New Anchor/Reporter for theDove TV Channel 18, theDove 91.7 FM, and KCMX 880 AM.
Q- What team do you cover?
A- I am the Voice Of The Black Tornado and Christopher Janisch is my color-commentator.
Q- While being a Table Rock Sports announcer, what is your favorite moment or game?
A- One of my many favorite moments was watching Matt Maurer pitching the North Medford Black Tornado to a State Championship over the Westview Wildcats in 2007 at Volcano Stadium.
Q- What motivates you to announce for Table Rock Sports?
A- To be able to Watch and call games for generations of student athletes from Pop Warner Football, AAU, Little League and watch as they grow and develop to go on to the NFL, NBA, MLB and life.
On top of being a staple in Rogue Valley sports for many years, he has also been a father to three sons; Art, Mychal and Matt. Art is his oldest and played quarterback in high school in California. Mychal played football, competed in the shot put and participated on the Decca team at North Medford High School. Matt, his youngest son, ran cross country, was on the snow boarding team and participated on the Decca team at North Medford high. You can follow Demi on Twitter @DeSoto541 and on Instagram @desoto541