He’s filled many roles at ESPN Radio, update anchor, studio host and play-by-play man. Marc Kestecher will now be the lead voice for the NBA on ESPN Radio. he replaces Kevin Calabro who joins the Portland Trail Blazers full-time.

Kestecher who has been at the Worldwide Leader for 17 years will continue his roles to call the NFL, college football and college basketball games on ESPN Radio. He’ll also continue being the host for the College Football Playoff and will call various events for ESPN television.

Back in 1999, Kestecher joined ESPN Radio as an update anchor. He’s expanded his roles in his 17 years in Bristol and has been a fixture on ESPN Radio’s MLB coverage as well as on NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA Finals and the NBA Draft. Now he’ll get to call the big events including the Finals with analyst Hubie Brown.

Kestecher will call ESPN Radio’s regular season schedule with various analysts such as Jon Barry, PJ Carlesimo and Kara Lawson. He’ll be at the mic for the All-Star Game and the postseason. He’ll then work with Brown on the conference finals and the NBA Finals.

“When I arrived at ESPN Radio 17 years ago, one of my goals was to work our NBA games alongside Hall of Famers Jim Durham and Dr. Jack Ramsay, which I was able to do for more than a decade,” said Kestecher. “It is with great honor that I will occupy JD’s seat, which was filled so brilliantly the last few seasons by Kevin Calabro.”

Before joining ESPN Radio, Kestecher worked at WKNR in Cleveland and WPTR/WROW in Albany, NY.


About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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