Veteran broadcaster to call all home women’s soccer games for 2017 season
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Veteran broadcaster Dave Baker has been named the play-by-play announcer for all 2017 Kentucky women’s soccer home matches to be broadcasted on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, it was announced on Monday.
Baker, a veteran of the television business and voice to some of the biggest moments in Southeastern Conference history, will be on the call for all 10 home matches with former All-American at Kentucky, Stuart Pope.
“We’re excited to have such a quality veteran of the broadcasting world serve as the voice of the Wildcats this season,” UK head coach Ian Carry said. “The SEC Network+ helps us reach homes across the country and around the world and we’re excited that they will get to listen to the best in the business call the matches.”
He has a long history with the SEC – having been an intrical part of the network’s football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and softball package for several decades. He was also twice the voice of Turner Sports’ “Teamcasts” when the UK men’s basketball team made it to the Final Four. Baker was on the call for the 2008 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament – which was featured as part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 titled “Miracle 3” in which Baker guided viewers through the tornado that struck downtown Atlanta during the tournament.
Since 1982, “Buzz” has been with local TV powerhouse WKTY, where he has served as a sports anchor, reporter and account executive. He appears on a handful of newscasts per day and has also hosted special events with JMI.
Baker graduated from Franklin High School in 1978 and went on to continue his education at Georgetown College, where he graduated in 1982. He was inducted into the Franklin HS Hall of Fame in 2005.
As a member of the SEC Network and SEC Network+ team, Baker has called football, men’s basketball, men’s soccer and softball games at Kentucky.
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