Play-by-play for Football and Men’s Basketball
Barrett is entering his 30th season broadcasting Arkansas sports and his 16th season as the football play-by-play announcer. The 2022 season marks his 28th year on the football broadcast crew, including spending 14 years as the executive producer. Prior to taking over play-by-play responsibilities for the 2007 season, his duties included hosting the pregame show, halftime and scoreboard shows as well as the football version of the Razorback Report. He was the long time voice of Arkansas baseball, serving as the play-by-play man from 1992 to 2014. Barrett now serves as the Voice of the Razorbacks for football and men’s basketball, having picked up men’s basketball play-by-play duties prior to the 2010-11 season. He has been recognized by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame as the Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year three times (2007, 2008, 2009).
Football, Color Analyst
Grovey is entering his 25th overall season on the network, including his sixth as the analyst. Grovey is also co-host of the Razorback Daily podcast. The former Hog quarterback previously served as co-host of the pregame and postgame shows and the network’s sideline reporter. A three-year starter for the Razorbacks, Grovey led Arkansas to Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989, and was named to the program’s 1980s All-Century team.
Football, Pre-Game Co-Host & Sideline Reporter
Bell is entering his sixth season on the broadcast team as a sideline reporter, taking over the role from Grovey. Bell was a four-year letterwinner on the defensive line for the Razorbacks from 1993-95. He totaled 185 tackles (including 28 for loss,) 11 sacks, four pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Following his collegiate career, Bell played in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns. He returned to Arkansas after his playing career and is the Vice President of the Consolidation Division at the worldwide headquarters of Walmart in Bentonville.
Football, Pre-Game/Post-Game Shows
Schaeffer is entering his 29th year with Razorback football. He was the analyst for 10 seasons and is now a co-host for the pregame, halftime and postgame shows. Schaeffer worked in the Arkansas Sports Information Department for 24 years, 21 of those serving as director. Schaeffer is the co-host of Drive Time Sports on 103.7 The Buzz.
Men’s Basketball, Color Commentator
Zimmerman is in his seventh season as an analyst for the 2020-21 campaign. He also serves as co-host of the Razorback Daily podcast. A 20-plus year coaching veteran and mainstay with the Razorbacks, Zimmerman spent eight years on the Razorback basketball staff (2011-19) and was a student manager for the men’s basketball team. He additionally spent four years in the ROTC. He graduated in 1990 and served five years in the military. After his stint in the Army, Zimmerman began coaching high school basketball. He then started his collegiate coaching career at UAB before moving to Missouri and back to Arkansas.
Play-by-play for Women’s Basketball and Baseball
Phil Elson has been calling Razorback baseball and women’s basketball games since the 2014-2015 seasons. A two-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year winner (2009, 2017), Elson is a 22-year veteran of sports radio play-by-play including 17 years in professional baseball, most recently with the Arkansas Travelers where he worked from 2001-2014. Elson also broadcast Little Rock Trojans basketball for eight years and Henderson State football for seven seasons plus had stops in professional baseball in California, Utah and Montana. In 2018 Phil started hosting “Halftime” a daily sports talk show from noon-2:00 that airs in Northern and Western Arkansas as well as the River Valley. A native of Pittsburgh, Elson has lived in Little Rock since 2001.
RSN RADIO AFFILIATES
|Hot Springs / Mena||KTTG-FM||96.3|
BASEBALL RADIO AFFILIATES
|Forrest City||KJXK-AM||AM 950|
|Hot Springs / Mena||KTTG-FM||96.3|