The 2011-12 campaign will be the 20th season in the booth for for Chip Walters at Middle Tennessee and his third as the “Voice of the BlueRaiders.” Walters, who spent the previous six years as a color analyst for football, took over the play-by-play duties for football and men’s basketball in April 2009.
Walters holds the third-longest tenure for Middle Tennessee broadcasters behind only the late Monte Hale and current women’s basketball and baseball broadcaster Dick Palmer.
In addition to these duties, Walters hosts the Rick Stockstill and Kermit Davis radioshows, emcees various Blue Raider events, and is the host of numerous segments on GoBlueRaiders.tv. Walters also sells corporate sponsorships for Nelligan Sports Marketing.
Walters, who held the position of director of Public and Media Relations for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for six years, served as the marketing and promotions director at Middle Tennessee from 1993 to 2003. The Columbia, Tenn., native worked to expand Middle Tennessee’s overall corporate sponsorship program while overseeing the entire Blue Raider Network, coaches television shows, and gameday publications.
Prior to working for Middle Tennessee, Walters worked several jobs in sports broadcasting including serving as sports director of the Tennessee Radio Network from 1986 to 1991. Walters has called play-by-play for minor league baseball affiliate theNashville Sounds and has done freelance television work for WNAB, WSMV, CSS, and the TSSAA Network.