Texas Tech honors Steve Pitts and radio announcers on Saturday
Saturday was Seniors Day for Texas Tech Football. The Red Raider Football seniors were honored ahead of the game against Oklahoma State, and there were a few other ceremonies during the game.
After the first quarter, Texas Tech Athletics paid tribute to Steve Pitts and the rest of the Texas Tech Sports Network radio team. Pitts is in his final season as an on-site producer / engineer for the Red Raider Football radio shows. For the past 43 seasons, these shows have aired on KFYO, Clear Channel Sports, ASRN – The All Sports Radio Network, Texas Tech University and Learfield.
During Pitts’ 43 seasons with Texas Tech, he was the behind-the-scenes guide to football announcers Jack Dale (deceased) and Brian Jensen, voice of color John Harris, longtime statistician Tim Chambers (deceased) , and numerous secondary reporters, including Chris Level, Mark Finkner and Armen Williams. Pitts has also worked on a number of Texas Tech Red Raider Basketball shows over the seasons with the aforementioned Jack Dale, Finkner and Harris.
Texas Tech director of athletics Kirby Hocutt presented Pitts with a No.43 Texas Tech jersey in honor of his years on the radio team. Pitts was also joined on the field by Jensen, Harris and Level.
Jensen and Harris wore shirts referring to their suspension status for the Oklahoma State game. The duo were suspended for one game by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby for comments they made during last week’s Texas Tech-Iowa State game that criticized the conference’s team of match officials. and Bowlsby himself.
Pitts will be replaced on Texas Tech Football radio shows next season by Double T 97.3’s Chois Woodman.
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