Voices of the Trailblazers: David W. Hunter and Dan Ravellette

 

Dave Hunter, Voice of the VU Trailblazers


Voice of Men's Trailblazer Basketball on WVUB Radio, David W. Hunter

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David Hunter has broadcast sports in Vincennes since January of 1972 with more than 2,000 local football, basketball and baseball games to his credit.
He became the “Voice of the Trailblazers” beginning with the 1982-83 season and over 36 years has covered more than 1,200 VU games.
 
Dave joined the Vincennes University staff in 1995. During his broadcasting career, he worked in news, sports, management and sales. He became VU Sports Information Director in 2001 and retired in 2008. He began his broadcasting career in Carmi, Ill., in 1971, before joining Vincennes radio station WAOV in 1972.
 
Hunter is a 1961 graduate of Bicknell High School. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as part of the White House Communications Agency staff in Washington, D.C., from 1965-1968. He was awarded the Presidential Service Badge in 1966.  
 
Hunter was honored with the Indiana Associated Press "Best Local Play-by-Play Award" for his call of the 2001 VU-Wabash Valley basketball game. He also received the prestigious Indiana High School Athletic Association Media Award in 1993 and the Western Tennis Association's Media Service Award in 1994.
 
Hunter is also a USTA and ITA tennis official who works as an umpire in Big Ten and ACC matches. He serves as Deputy Referee at the USTA Boys 16-18 Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was cited as the Umpire of the Year for the 2018 tournament. He also has worked the IHSAA boys and girls state team and individual tennis finals since 2004.
 
Hunter and his wife, Kay, have two daughters, Shannan Turpin and Heather Whaley - both VU graduates; two grandsons, Samuel and Brett Turpin, and a granddaughter, Emma Kay Whaley.

 

 

     Voice of Women's Trailblazer Basketball on WVUB Radio, Dan Ravellette

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Dan Ravellette began lending his broadcasting talents to VU women's basketball games for the 2015-16 season. A veteran Vincennes area broadcaster, Ravellette has woven his radio work into a varied and versatile working career. About the same time he began working on VU women's hoops, he wa elected to the Vincennes City Council.

After graduating North Knox High School in 1967, Ravellette majored in journalism at VU. He then served in the United States Air Force as a Morse Code Operator. Ravellette completed his education by earning an associates degree in broadcasting at VU. He has worked in broadcast sales, radio and TV broadcasting and city and county government. Ravellette and his wife, Vickie, have two children. The Ravellettes attend Community United Methodist Church, He also lists broadcasting, writing, and art as his hobbies.