Neil Price, a 12-year radio veteran, enters his fifth season as the Voice of Kentucky Baseball and Women's Basketball on the Big Blue Sports Network. He also serves as the host of the Coach Gary Henderson and the Matthew Mitchell radio shows, the Wildcat Sports Update (a daily radio feature on the network, highlighting UK's Olympic sports programs), and is the radio play-by-play announcer for the UK women's basketball.
Price, a native of Russellville, Tenn., joined the Big Blue Sports Network from Middle Tennessee State University, where he spent three seasons as the school's broadcast coordinator. He called the action for the Blue Raiders' women's basketball and baseball teams, and was the sideline reporter for football broadcasts.
Price, a 2003 graduate of MTSU, received his bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in electronic media journalism. While working at MTSU, he also began his master's degree in physical education with an emphasis in sport management. Prior to MTSU, he attended Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., where he earned an associates degree in general studies with an emphasis in broadcasting.
At the young age of 15, Price began working in the broadcasting business at WCRK-AM in Morristown. He learned everything from serving as a studio producer for high school and college sports broadcasts to disc jockeying during morning and afternoon drives. He even worked as a part-time news anchor and reporter. It was also where he debuted as a radio sports broadcaster, serving as the play-by-play announcer and color commentator on Morristown East HS football, basketball, and baseball broadcasts.
Price, 28, resides in Lexington.