Dave Flemming Hired As Stanford Football Radio Broadcaster
Aug. 8, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Athletics announced today the hiring of Dave Flemming to serve as the Stanford football play-by-play radio broadcaster. The 1998 Stanford graduate has had a rapid rise in the broadcasting world and is currently in the midst of his fourth season on the San Francisco Giants broadcast team. He is still currently the youngest full-time broadcaster in Major League Baseball at the age of 31.
Flemming's career behind the microphone began when he was an undergraduate at Stanford on student radio station KZSU. Flemming broadcast baseball, men's and women's basketball, and football games while at Stanford, and also served as Sports Director.
He spent four seasons working Minor League Baseball in Visalia (2000) and Pawtucket (2001-03) before being hired by the Giants.
He has previously served as a fill-in on Stanford football and men's basketball broadcasts, as well as worked games for CSTV.
'I couldn't be more excited,' said Flemming. 'Stanford sports have been a big part of my life ever since my college days there. I would not be in broadcasting in any way without my experiences at Stanford. I am looking forward to coming back to where I started and doing something I hoped I would always do.'
'Dave Flemming is a perfect fit for Stanford football,' commented Bob Bowlsby, the Jaquish and Kenninger Director of Athletics. 'He is a Stanford alumnus with great love for this university and our athletics department, and a well-respected young talent that has made a name for himself with his work in the San Francisco Giants' radio booth.'
Golden State Warriors broadcaster Tim Roye will fill in for Flemming on three September broadcasts versus UCLA, San Jose State and Arizona State when conflicts with the Giants will make Flemming unavailable for the Stanford games. Roye has handled play-by-play duties for the Warriors for the past 13 seasons. He has served as a fill-in for on Stanford football radio broadcasts in the past, while also doing television play-by-play work with the Oakland A's, Sacramento Rivercats and college football telecasts on KRON Channel 4. He also worked for six seasons with the Sacramento Kings prior to his arrival with Golden State in 1995.
'It is tremendous to have someone of Tim Roye's stature on our broadcast team,' offered Bowlsby. 'When Tim is on the air, we won't miss a beat.'
Flemming and Roye will work alongside longtime Stanford football and basketball broadcaster Bob Murphy during the 2007 season. Murphy, a 1953 Stanford graduate and a member of the Stanford radio broadcast team for 43 years, has announced that he will step down as the 'Voice of the Cardinal' following the 2007 football season. Murphy has served as the color analyst on the Stanford football broadcasts and the play-by-play announcer for Cardinal men's basketball games. His final contest behind the microphone will be the 110th Big Game versus California at Stanford Stadium on December 1.
'We are deeply indebted to Bob Murphy for his 43 years of exemplary service to Stanford University,' said Bowlsby. 'Murph brought an extraordinary amount of passion and energy to his broadcasts and personal appearances. Bob is a favorite of generations of Stanford coaches and student-athletes. I expect that Bob will continue to have a close relationship with our program, and we will certainly look for ways to use his substantial talents.'
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