After 23 years, Chuck Barrett is stepping away from broadcasting University of Arkansas baseball games on the radio.
The university announced the Clarksville native will remain the football and basketball play-by-play man. For the past seven years, he has done all three sports while serving as the athletics department’s director of broadcasting.
Barrett was hired in 1992 to do Razorbacks baseball on the radio. He has called more than 1,250 baseball games.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to broadcast Razorback Baseball for more than two decades,” Barrett said in a press release. “I have enjoyed watching the Razorback baseball program grow from its early stages in the SEC to the national prominence it now enjoys. I am appreciative to coach Norm DeBriyn, coach Dave Van Horn, the hundreds of Razorback players and all those associated with Razorback Baseball who helped make the past 23 years so enjoyable. I also owe my thanks to the various baseball broadcasting partners I have had through the years including Rick Schaeffer and Mike Nail. But most of all I am thankful to the Razorback Baseball fans who have tuned in night after night to follow their beloved Razorbacks.”
IMG College, which is the multi-media rights holder for the University of Arkansas, has announced a national search to fill the position.