Brian Hanni & Jamie Lent Join Tech Baseball Broadcast Team|
Brian Hanni and Jamie Lent will join the Red Raider radio broadcast in 2013
Jan. 15, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech Sports Network (Learfield Sports) has added two members to its Red Raider baseball radio broadcast team as Brian Hanni has been named the radio play-by-play voice of Red Raider baseball and Jamie Lent will join Mike Gustafson as one of the color analyst for the 2013 season.
Hanni is currently the radio play-by-play voice of Red Raider basketball and is co-host of the local sports week day talk show "Tech Talk" on Double T 104.3 FM. Lent is a 15-year radio veteran and serves as the program director for Double T 104.3 and is co-host of the local sports week day talk show "Bottom Line" on Double T 104.3 FM.
"We are excited for the start of our season and for both Brian and Jamie to join our broadcast team," first-year head coach Tim Tadlock said. "We know both Brian and Jamie are looking forward to calling the games this season and I think they will be great additions."
Gustafson is entering his third season in the broadcast booth as a color analyst while former voice of Red Raider baseball Robert Giovannetti will be a fill-in play-by-play radio announcer during the early portion of the season while Hanni is covering Red Raider basketball.
Hanni is currently in his first year on the South Plains after spending a decade broadcasting Kansas Jayhawk athletics. Hanni served 10 seasons as the radio play-by-play voice of Kansas baseball and worked eight seasons with the KU women's basketball program in the same capacity. Hanni was also the backup for the Jayhawks men's basketball radio broadcast.
A 2002 graduate of Kansas, Hanni is a two-time recipient of the Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster of the Year Award, presented by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
"I'm thrilled to get the chance to join the baseball broadcast crew in the midst of all the excitement that Coach Tadlock is building here at Texas Tech," Hanni said. "There's a real buzz growing around this program and I can't wait to be a part of it.
"Having spent a decade calling KU baseball, there is no place I'd rather be on a Friday night in the spring than calling a Big 12 game in this tradition-rich conference. I've always respected the passion of the fans at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park and I am really excited to now call that park home."
Lent, a 1997 graduate of Texas Tech, came to Lubbock from Tyler, Texas, where he spent 13 years at KTBB Radio. Lent was honored with the Texas AP Sports Story of the Year Award on five occasions during his tenure in Tyler.
Lent has covered and broadcast from numerous Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, NCAA Final Four and bowl games.
"I'm truly looking forward to being a part of the Texas Tech baseball broadcast. With Coach Tadlock's track record of success, I feel like in the near future the Red Raiders will be competing for conference titles again. It's definitely an exciting time to be associated with this baseball program."
For the 20th consecutive year, the entire Texas Tech baseball regular season and postseason will be broadcast live on the Texas Tech Sports Network (Learfield Sports) and made available to its statewide affiliates. Games will be carried locally on the flagship station of the Texas Tech Sports Network, KTTU Double T 104.3 FM.
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