Voices of the Trailblazers: Dave Hunter and Dan Ravellette - Athletics
Voices of the Trailblazers: Dave Hunter and Dan Ravellette
Voice of Men's Trailblazer Basketball on WVUB Radio, Dave Hunter
Dave Hunter joined the Vincennes University staff in 1995. During his broadcasting career, he worked in sports, management and sales. Since the 1982-83 basketball season, he has been the voice of Trailblazer basketball. Since 1972, Hunter has broadcast more than 2,000 local high school football, basketball and baseball games.
He became VU Sports Information Director in 2001 and retired in 2008.
Hunter is a 1961 graduate of Bicknell High School. From 1965-68, He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as part of the White House Communications Agency staff in Washington, D.C. He began his broadcasting career in Carmi, Ill, in 1971, before joining Vincennes radio station WAOV in 1972.
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 certified USTA and ITA tennis official who works Big Ten and Missouri Valley Conferences matches. In addition, he works the USTA Boys 16-18 Nationals in Kalamazoo, MI, and the ITA Summer National Championships in Bloomington, IN. He also coordinates VU summer tournament events.
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
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.