Longtime broadcaster to continue career calling Ragin’ Cajuns games
LAFAYETTE – Jay Walker, whose presence on Ragin’ Cajuns radio broadcasts spans four decades, has been named Director of Broadcasting for Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Properties, as announced today by Learfield IMG College, athletics multimedia rights holder for the University of Louisiana.
Walker joined the Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Network in the fall of 1992 and served as color commentator for a decade before assuming play-by-play duties beginning with the 2002-03 basketball season.
During his career, Walker has been a part of broadcasts for eight football bowl games, six men’s basketball NCAA Tournament games, 12 NCAA Baseball Regionals, four Super Regionals, six women’s softball NCAA Regionals and both the men’s and women’s College World Series.
He celebrated his 300th football broadcast in 2018 and will begin his 30th season in the radio broadcast booth when the Ragin’ Cajuns kick off the 2021 football season at the University of Texas.
In addition to play-by-play duties for football, men’s basketball and baseball, Walker will write regular pieces for RaginCajuns.com.
“As we continue to build out new media and content plans for our fanbase and sponsors, we couldn’t think of a better fit to lead the charge,” said Brian Bille, general manager of Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Properties. “Jay’s voice is synonymous with Ragin’ Cajuns athletics and this new role will enhance the department’s efforts in reaching as many fans as possible in new and innovative ways.”
“I’m excited and grateful to officially be a part of the Learfield IMG College family through Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Properties,” Walker said. “I’ll continue as the ‘Voice’ as long as my health is good and we continue to grow the brand.”
About Learfield IMG College
Learfield IMG College is a leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.