Brien Rea Recalled to Dallas; Texas Stars Add Brian Tosti

Yet another call up for the AHL Texas Stars. This one comes on the media side of things. Brien Rea will be the new host of Stars Live after calling Texas Stars games for the past four years. Two of the three radio voices of the Texas Stars have left for the NHL in team history. Owen Newkirk is co-hosts Dallas pre-game, intermission and post-game radio shows on 1310 AM and 96.7 FM in Dallas.

Rea's replacement is Brian Tosti, who has spent the past two seasons with ECHL Greenville. Before that, he was in the USHL in Bloomington and the AHL in Rockford.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced a change to their broadcasts for the upcoming 10th anniversary season. Brian Tosti will take over as the team’s new play-by-play voice and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations while Brien Rea will be moving on to join the Dallas Stars broadcast team beginning in October.

Tosti (TAH-stee), 27, joins the Texas Stars after spending the last two seasons with the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Along with calling games for Greenville, the Clifton Park, N.Y. native also managed the team’s public relations and assisted in generating content for social media efforts. Prior to his move to Greenville, Tosti spent two years as the voice of the Bloomington Thunder in the USHL, which included assisting in the expansion of the new franchise in 2014. His career began in the broadcast department of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

Tosti is a 2013 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a degree in Broadcasting/Mass Communications. During his four years at the school, he served as the Sports Director for Oswego’s campus TV station as well as the play-by-play voice for a variety of sports, including hockey.

Rea (RAY), 35, has been the longest-tenured broadcast voice in team history having called Texas Stars games over the past four seasons along with managing the team’s public relations efforts. This season, the St. Louis, Mo. native is joining the Dallas Stars broadcasts as host of Stars Live, the pre-game, intermission and post-game show during broadcasts on FOX Sports Southwest.