“BATON ROUGE – LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced Saturday that Chris Blair, currently the “Voice” of Georgia Southern University Athletics, has been named as the next “Voice of the Tigers” beginning with the 2016 LSU baseball season.
Blair, whose title will be Director of Radio Broadcasting, is expected to join the LSU Athletics Department in December 2015. Blair is currently the General Manager and Voice of the Eagles at Georgia Southern Sports Properties.
Jim Hawthorne, the present and longtime “Voice of the Tigers,” will finish his career by calling the 2015 LSU football and 2015-16 men’s basketball seasons before retiring after more than 30 years on play-by-play duty for three sports at LSU.
“Chris Blair is a rising star and we are excited to bring him to LSU as the next voice of the Tigers,” said Alleva. “We had many quality candidates and Chris just stood out. It’s the premier play by play job in college athletics and we’ve hired a guy who will do a great job of being the radio voice of LSU athletics. His passion, knowledge and love of radio is something LSU fans will quickly notice and identify with. We are excited to have him join our staff.” ”