Giovannetti Steps Down as Voice of Red Raider Baseball
Giovannetti served five seasons as the play-by-play voice of Red Raider baseball
Jan. 10, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Robert Giovannetti has stepped down as the play-by-play voice of Red Raider baseball after spending five seasons with the Texas Tech baseball program and Texas Tech Sports Network (Learfield Sports).
Giovannetti, who also serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing for the Texas Tech University System, started calling Texas Tech baseball games in 2008, while covering the Red Raiders during coaching legend Larry Hays' final season. Giovannetti followed with play-by-play duties during each of Dan Spencer's four seasons at the helm of the Red Raiders program (2009-2012).
"It is an honor to have been the voice of Red Raider baseball for the past five seasons," Giovannetti said. "I've had the privilege of working with quality people from coaches and staff to the student-athletes who have represented Texas Tech on and off the field. While I will miss the daily interaction, I am looking forward to being a part of the television broadcast with FOX and Texas Tech TV." Giovannetti will start a new role within the Texas Tech broadcast team this upcoming season as the play-by-play broadcaster for Red Raider television home games. Giovannetti will also serve as a fill-in play-by-play announcer for radio broadcast during the 2013 schedule.
Giovannetti joined the Texas Tech Sports Network in 2008 and called over 250 games in five seasons while also hosting the weekly Red Raider Baseball Radio Show during each season. Giovannetti called the action during the careers of two former Red Raiders and current major league pitchers (Zach Stewart and A.J. Ramos) while broadcasting games for a total of 28 Red Raiders who were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.
A 1986 graduate of Texas Tech, Giovannetti also spent five and a half years as host of the popular weekday sports talk show "Tech Talk" on Double T 104.3 FM and was the sports director at FOX 34 for a year and a half.