Jim Kelch

Work Experience

Northern Kentucky University/Learfield Sports, Highland Heights, KY
November 2012 – present
  • * Radio play-by-play, Division I men’s basketball
  • * Host of weekly NKU basketball coaches radio show during season
Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club, Cincinnati, OH
January 2010 – December 2017
  • * Play-by-play on radio/TV on Reds Radio Network and Fox Sports Ohio
  • * Hosted weekly radio show with Reds General Manager, Dick Williams, 2016-17.
  • * Co-host of weekly off-season radio show, “The Reds Hot Stove League Show”
  • * Participant in annual events, RedsFest in December and The Reds Caravan in January

Additional Baseball

Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Class AAA, Louisville, KY
  • * Lead radio/TV play-by-play announcer
Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Club, Class AA, Chattanooga, TN
  • * Lead radio play-by-play announcer
Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, Class A, Peoria, IL
  • * Lead radio play-by-play announcer

Freelance Work

  • * Radio play-by-play, Louisville Bats (Reds AAA) for 80+ games, 2019
  • * TV play-by-play, ACC Network/ESPN3 for University of Louisville baseball, spring 2018, 2019
  • * TV play-by-play, Fox Sports Ohio, select University of Dayton basketball games, 2013
  • * Fill-in radio play-by-play for both University of Cincinnati and University of Louisville men’s basketball, 2011
  • * Fill-in play-by-play, Cincinnati Reds Radio/TV, 2008-‘09
  • * TV play-by-play, ESPN2 coverage of Triple-A All Star Baseball Game, 2008
  • * TV play-by-play, football, KY high school playoffs, select college games
  • * Fill-in radio play-by-play, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, 1993-‘97
  • * TV play-by-play, men’s basketball Division II National semi-finals, 1997-2000
  • * Radio play-by-play, University of Louisville women’s basketball, 1998-2009


  • * Bradley University, Peoria, IL


Marty Brennaman, Radio PBP, Cincinnati Reds
Thom Brennaman, FOX Sports/Cincinnati Reds
Mark Boyle, Radio PBP, Indiana Pacers
Dave O’Brien, TV PBP, Boston Red Sox, ESPN
Tom Farmer, GM, Fox Sports Ohio
George Grande, FOX Sports/Cincinnati Reds