Oct. 6, 2006
Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s basketball program and Gamecock Sports Properties announced today that Brad Heller is set to serve as the new radio play-by-play voice for Carolina women’s basketball. Heller joins forces with fourth-year radio analyst Robin Muller on the broadcasts.
“As a fan of college sports, it’s a thrill to join such a great program like the University of South Carolina,” Heller said. “There’s no better place for women’s basketball than the SEC.”
A 2000 graduate of Syracuse University, Heller has worked in several different capacities in the radio industry since earning his degree. He has done football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball play-by-play for the Northeast-10, East Coast and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conferences along with fill-in play-by-play duties for men’s basketball broadcasts on the ISP Sports Network. He has also written and performed on-air sports updates for Bloomberg Radio and Sirius NFL Radio in addition to assisting with ABC Sports Radio.
“We are excited to have Brad join our team,” Head Coach Susan Walvius said. “We were very impressed with him throughout the interview process and we are confident that he will do an excellent job of calling all the action on the radio broadcasts.”
Heller, who served as the play-by-play announcer for Syracuse’s men’s basketball, football and lacrosse broadcasts for student-run WAER radio while in college, went on to handle the radio play-by-play duties for select Colgate University football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball broadcasts immediately after graduating.
“We are so pleased to have someone with Brad’s talents joining us as the play-by-play voice for women’s basketball,” Gamecock Sports Properties General Manager Liz McMillan said. “His reputation and professionalism speak volumes and we plan to expand his involvement as opportunities present themselves.”
Heller replaces Andy Demetra as the voice of the Gamecocks. Demetra now works with ISP Sports in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Each of South Carolina’s women’s basketball games are broadcast live on WISW 1320 AM radio locally in Columbia and can be heard worldwide via the internet at USCSports.com. The Gamecocks open the season with a home contest against East Tennessee State on Nov. 12.