Somerset native and former Johnstown Chiefs announcer Bob McElligott is moving to the big leagues.

The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets have tapped McElligott to join veteran play-by-play man George Matthews on the team’s radio network.

McElligott also will host pre- and post-game shows and contribute to the Blue Jackets’ website.

For the past 10 seasons, McElligott did play-by-play for the Blue Jackets’ farm team in Syracuse, N.Y., and for the minor-league baseball team there.

Flagship stations for the Blue Jackets are Columbus’ WBNS (1460) and WWCD-FM (101.1). The nearest stations to PBRTV-Land are probably Massillon’s WTIG (990) and Akron’s WARF (1350).