I am hopeful that this week has found you spending time with family and friends while enjoying an abundance of blessings and delicious food. All of us at the Kentucky Broadcasters Association are very thankful for each of you, our valued members who day-in and day-out go about the business of keeping your listeners and viewers informed of the happenings in and around your communities.

This week, we decided to cast the net of thanksgiving specifically on our sportscasters by asking you for the submissions of the sportscasters you would like honored. These unsung hero’s of the gridiron, hardwood and diamond, share a passion for the teams that they cover. These men and women log countless hours traveling around the state and country, enduring often unruly elements and less than favorable accommodations. Yet, when the microphone or camera goes live, they are always ready to take their listeners and viewers on a magical journey to experience the sights, sounds and feel of game day. These individuals don’t have a number on their back or appear on the teams roster, but make no mistake, they are undoubtedly “part of the team”.

As we wrap up Thanksgiving and transition into the Christmas shopping season, join us at the KBA in honoring our many sportscasters for their excellent, passionate and selfless service to broadcasting here in the Commonwealth.

Sam Gormley
Sam Gormley covering Grayson County High School Sports For The Twin Lakes Best Mix K105 and Leitchfield’s Country Station 103.9 The Moose.
Joel Prichard
Joel Prichard, Play by Play North Laurel Sports broadcast on WANV, London.
Calvin Capps
Calvin Capps, Play by Play for South Laurel Sports WWEL, London.
James Butcher
James Butcher, Sports Coordinator Forcht Broadcasting, London.
LEX 18 True Blue Sports Team
From left to right: Sports reporter Jonathon Dunn, Weekend Sports anchor Charlie Walter, Weekday Sports anchor Keith Farmer and Sports Reporter Eli Ghen.

They cover University of Kentucky sports, all the other area colleges and universities and high school sports in the viewing area.
Vince Dawson
WYMC Sports Director, Vince Dawson. He does play-by-play for Mayfield High School football and basketball.
Jamey Johnson/Josh McKinney
From left to right: Jamey Johnson, Sports Director for WMDJ pictured with Josh McKinney former Sports Director at WTMT-TV in Hazard.
Jamey Johnson has 22 years of broadcasting experience and has been with WMDJ collectively 12 years.
WMDJ covers Betsy Layne, Floyd Central and Prestonsburg High School sports. 
Jon Burlew/Tim Washam
WYKY-Somerset 106.1 FM airs Somerset Briar Jumpers football and basketball.

Pictured L-R: longtime Play by play broadcaster Jon Burlew and color analysts Tim Washam.
Todd Hamilton
Todd Hamilton, WHOP Radio Hopkinsville.

Play by Play Broadcaster for Christian County football, boys and girls basketball, Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights baseball/softball.
Stan Lovett
WEZJ/WEKX, Williamsburg, Kentucky. Stan has been the "Voice of the Jackets" at Williamsburg High School since 1991.

We are thankful and fortunate to have Stan as part of our family!
Greg McIntosh
Greg McIntosh - Sports Broadcast Director/Play-by-Play - 24 years of consecutive distinguished broadcast service. WSKV- Powell County Sports Network.
David Faulkner
David Faulkner - Color Commentator - 14 years of consecutive distinguished broadcast service. WSKV, Powell County Sports Network.
Ken Simon
Ken Simon - Play-by-Play/Color Commentator - 15 years of distinguished broadcast service. WSKV, Powell County Sports Network.
Matt Foster
WNKY's Sportcaster is Matt Foster.  He covers Western Kentucky University sports (as well as local high school athletics).  
Paul Tinkle/John Hatler
Paul Tinkle with 43 years play by play (5 in KY) and John Hatler six years in the booth calling games on KBA member station WCMT South Fulton /Fulton.

Tinkle was tutored by the late Cawood Ledford. 
Brett Larimer
Brett Larimer Paducah Tilghman Sports WKYX-FM/AM.
Eric Chumbler
Eric Chumbler McCracken County Sports WPAD-AM.
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson Graves County Sports WLLE-FM, WNGO-AM.
Jeff Sisk
Jeff Sisk from WHOP-AM/WHOP-FM Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
He covers Hopkinsville (Football and Basketball) and University Heights Academy (Basketball).
Taylor Davis
Taylor Davis of WMJL in Marion, Kentucky. Taylor covers the Crittenden Co Rockets.  

We're very thankful to have Taylor on our team, as radio is growing in Crittenden County.
Jim Swinford
Jim has been the voice of Harrison County athletics on the air for 32 years.

He has been honored with a place in the Harrison County Baseball Hall of Fame. 
Neal Bradley
Neal Bradley is the morning news guy on WNBS-AM. He has also spent the last 25+ years as the voice of Murray State Racer Football and Men's Basketball, the last several years on WFGS-FM, and as of this year on ESPN-Plus as well. He also covers the Kentucky State Girls basketball Tournament every year for the KHSAA.

Blake Bernier
Blake Bernier (burn-yay) covers various sports for Murray State University. 

He also covers Calloway County football, and girls and boys basketball on WBZB-FM/AM.
Jeff Waters
WCBL Radio, 99.1 Benton Kentucky
Jeff Waters is beginning his 25th year as the Voice of the Marshals at Marshall County High School!  
Aaron Clayton
Aaron Clayton has been the voice of the Lyon County High School Lyons for the past 8 years.

All games are broadcast on WCCK Radio, Calvert City, Kentucky 95.7.
Jim Freeland
Freeland Broadcasting has a rich history in the Western part of the state as producing some of the best sportscasters on the high school and collegiate level! Freeland Broadcasting's President and your KBA District 1 Director, Jim Freeland was an awesome sportscaster back in the day and a wonderful mentor to all our sports broadcasters.