Veteran broadcaster Jim Hunter has been a member of the Baltimore Orioles and WBAL Radio broadcast team for many years, and he brings to the booth three decades worth of diversified broadcasting experience that ranges from Major League Baseball to the NFL to the Olympic Games. Hunter came to Baltimore from CBS Radio Sports, where he had been since 1982. He had been a member of the network’s ‘Game of the Week’ announcing team since 1986. He broadcast the American League Championship Series, teaming with Johnny Bench from 1990-92, and with the Orioles’ first radio voice, Ernie Harwell, in 1993. In 1995, he called the National League Division Series and the NLCS, teaming with Jerry Coleman. In 1996, he called the American League Division Series in which the Orioles downed the Cleveland Indians, three games to one, and the NLCS. In addition, Hunter hosted Inside Pitch, the CBS Radio Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show. During the off-season, Hunter hosts the weekly Orioles Hot Stove show on WBAL, live from the Orioles Grille in the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.
He has served as the Saturday evening anchor of Sports Central USA, hosted CBS Radio’s Sportsbreak, and he was the weekend anchor of Sports Central USA. He provided CBS Radio’s network coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway, and Labertiville, France, and he has covered 12 Super Bowls.