FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Chuck Barrett, the radio voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks for football and baseball, has been honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the state’s top sportscaster for 2008.
The NSSA will officially present its state and national awards on May 4 in Salisbury, N.C.
Barrett is a member of Arkansas’ media relations staff as the director of broadcasting and completed his second season as the football play-by-play announcer last fall. He has been a part of the football broadcast team for 15 years, including 11 as the executive producer.
Prior to taking over play-by-play duties, the Clarksville native was the host of the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
“We are proud that Chuck Barrett has been recognized by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for his outstanding work as a University of Arkansas broadcaster,” Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long says. “Chuck’s voice is certainlyrecognizable to Razorback fans as both the play-by-play announcer for Razorback football and baseball. He also serves in a variety of other roles within our program and with our partner Razorback Sports Properties. On behalf of the Razorback Family, I would like to congratulate Chuck on this prestigious and well deserved honor.”
Barrett is also the host of Inside Razorback Football with Bobby Petrino, a regular emcee at Razorback Club meetings and in his 18th season calling the play-by-play for Arkansas baseball.
The Razorback Sports Properties broadcast team for football includes Barrett on play-by-play, Keith Jackson as the analyst and Quinn Grovey as the sideline reporter. The RSP team for baseball is Barrett and Rick Schaeffer.
Barrett was also honored by the NSSA as Arkansas’ top sportscaster in 2007.
Other Razorback announces to receive the NSSA award include Bud Campbell, Bob Cheyne, Paul Eells and Dave Woodman.