Sept. 10, 2007
Dave Flemming, who was recently named Stanford's radio play-by-play voice for Cardinal football games, today was named to serve as Stanford's play-by-play broadcaster for Cardinal men's basketball games on News/Talk 1220 KNTS. Flemming, a member of the San Francisco Giants' broadcast team, is a 1998 Stanford graduate.
"What a great opportunity for me to join the basketball program," said Flemming. " I'm doubly excited to add this to my football broadcast duties at Stanford. I've known Coach (Trent) Johnson since I was a student, and admire what he's doing with the program. I can't wait to work with him, Doug Oliver, and my many friends in the program."
Flemming has had a rapid rise in the broadcasting world and is currently in the midst of his fourth season on the San Francisco Giants broadcast team. He is still currently the youngest full-time broadcaster in Major League Baseball at the age of 31.
Flemming's career behind the microphone began when he was an undergraduate at Stanford on student radio station KZSU. Flemming broadcast baseball, men's and women's basketball, and football games while at Stanford, and also served as Sports Director.
He spent four seasons working Minor League Baseball in Visalia (2000) and Pawtucket (2001-03) before being hired by the Giants. He has previously served as a fill-in on Stanford football and men's basketball broadcasts, as well as worked games for CSTV.
Flemming replaces longtime Stanford broadcaster Bob Murphy, who announced his retirement following the 2007 football season. Murphy, a 1953 Stanford graduate and a member of the Stanford radio broadcast team for 43 years, has served as the color analyst on the Stanford football broadcasts and the play-by-play announcer for Cardinal men's basketball games.
"Stanford is my home in a lot of ways," said Flemming. " I'm thankful for the chance to spend so much more time down there and, I hope, to produce a high quality broadcast with John Platz (Stanford's longtime color analyst)."
The Cardinal begins the 2007-08 season on November 9 with a home game against Harvard.