Kirkman Broadcasting Unveils Radio Crew for 2012 Football Season
Charleston, S.C. — Two names familiar to Bulldog fans have been added to the radio broadcasts for the 2012 season, it was announced today by Kirkman Broadcasting and The Citadel.
Former sports information director Josh Baker and athletic Hall of Fame member Lee Glaze will join Danny Reed and Walt Nadzak on the broadcasts for all 11 games this season.
Reed is back for his second season as the "Voice of the Bulldogs." Baker and Nadzak will handle The Citadel Tailgate Show, halftime and postgame shows with Baker providing color commentary during the game broadcast. Glaze will be reporting from The Citadel sideline.
"We are very excited to unveil our new Citadel football radio broadcast crew for our 28th season representing Bulldogs athletics," said Gil Kirkman. "The opportunity to add Josh and Lee, who have such a deep knowledge and appreciation for The Citadel, is tremendous. Our crew will undoubtedly be one of the best in the Southern Conference."
In addition to his announcing duties for Bulldog football, basketball and baseball, Reed is the director of broadcasting for The Citadel Sports Network. Prior to taking over the play-by-play duties, he was the studio host for Bulldog football games and served as the radio announcer for the Charleston RiverDogs. Reed is a summa cum laude graduate of Waynesburg (Pa.) University where he called play-by-play for the school's men's and women's basketball and baseball teams as well as high school football.
Nadzak is in his fifth season as a member of the Bulldog radio network. He enjoyed a highly successful tenure as director of athletics at The Citadel from 1985-00 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. During his time at the helm of the Bulldog athletic program, Nadzak oversaw the renovation of McAlister Field House and the Earle Tennis Center and the opening of Vandiver Hall and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Altman Center and what has become the new Johnson Hagood Stadium.
Baker, a native of Charleston, came to The Citadel as a sports information graduate assistant in 1984 and was promoted to director the following year, beginning a nine-year run as SID. During that time he led publicity efforts for some of the finest Bulldog teams in school history, including the baseball squad which advanced to the College World Series in 1990 and the 1992 football team which won the SoCon title and reached No. 1 in the nation.
Glaze is a 1986 graduate of The Citadel and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. He was named a third-team All-American in baseball in 1986 when he was also chosen the SoCon Athlete of the Year. He was twice named to the All-SoCon first team in baseball and once in football. Since his graduation, Glaze has been a successful businessman in the Sumter area and has worked extensively in broadcasting, including Sumter High School football and American Legion baseball.
"I can't think of too many broadcasts where you get to hear the interaction between a former Citadel player, SID and athletic director," said Reed. "This will give our fans such a unique perspective, and I'm thrilled to be part of it."
The Citadel Radio Network consists of 12 stations throughout South Carolina, with ESPN Radio 910 serving as the flagship station. The 12 stations tie the most that have carried Bulldog football in a decade and represents the second most since The Citadel has been on the air.
All broadcasts – home and away – begin 90 minutes before kickoff with The Citadel Tailgate Show. The season gets under way Sept. 1 with a 6 p.m. game vs. Charleston Southern at Johnson Hagood Stadium.