Klein Named Voice of WKU Women’s Basketball and Volleyball – WKU Athletics
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Following a nationwide search for the next voice of WKU women’s basketball and volleyball, Hilltopper Sports Properties General Manager Chris Freeman has announced that Brad Klein will fill the position beginning in the 2022-23 season.
“We are thrilled to have Brad join the particular Hilltopper Sports Radio Network Team, he brings a lot of versatility to the role coming from Syracuse, ” said Freeman. “Brad will bring passion to the role that will help continue to highlight women’s sports at WKU. ”
Klein is a 2022 graduate of Syracuse University. During his time at Syracuse, Klein served as a play-by-play announcer on ACC System Extra for volleyball, soccer, women’s basketball, ice hockey and field hockey games. He also broadcasted Syracuse football, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse games for WAER, Syracuse’s NPR affiliate radio station.
He also worked with Syracuse’s student radio station, WJPZ, as a play-by-play broadcaster for women’s golf ball, Central New York high school football and women’s lacrosse. Klein is currently serving as the stereo broadcaster for the Birmingham Barons, the AA White Sox minor league team.
“It is truly an honor to broadcast for Western Kentucky, ” said Klein. “The athletic department is extremely committed to women’s athletics, which has never been more important. The opportunity to be a part of a national powerhouse in the volleyball team and a thriving ladies basketball team means the world. Regardless of what business you’re in, it’s important to surround yourself with greatness. That’s what WKU athletics offers, top to bottom. Hilltopper fans are loud plus proud and it’s a privilege to represent them. ”
Klein comes to The Hill to serve as the radio play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball and volleyball and will work with can certainly soccer and softball as the announcer for online streams of home games. Klein will also host the weekly Travis Hudson and Greg Collins Radio Shows during the volleyball and basketball seasons.