Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State University Athletics and Hub City Radio announced today that David Tukesbrey will serve as the next ‘Voice of the Wolves‘, the play-by-play announcer for the maroon and gold. Known to his listeners as ‘Tukes’, Tukesbrey fills the vacancy left by Ben Root and joins the Northern State sidelines after seven years as the ‘Voice of the Saints’.
“We are excited for David and his transition to the maroon and gold, following an award-winning stint at Presentation College,” noted Nate Davis, Director of Athletics. “Tukes has a passion for sports and sports broadcasting, and we look forward to him bringing the stories of our teams and student-athletes to life on Hub City Radio. Thanks to Brian and the Hub City team for their continued support of Northern State Athletics! We value their partnership and continued commitment to the lifeblood of Wolves Nation; our student-athletes and fans.”
“I am so excited to have David as the new Voice of NSU Athletics!” explained Brian Lundquist, Owner, President, and GM of Hub City Radio. “David has the flare and energy that NSU fans will enjoy and talk about. David’s dedication to his play-by-play will enhance what is already in place for Wolves Athletics. I personally can’t wait to hear his interviews with the athletes and game highlights. Northern State University and Hub City Radio are very fortunate to have one of the best play-by-play announcers in the upper Midwest representing our listeners and viewers. Go Wolves!”
Tukesbrey will lead the charge for the Fox Sports Aberdeen broadcasts of all Northern State football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball contests, as well as select volleyball matches throughout the fall.
“I’m so blessed and thrilled to become the next Voice of the Wolves,” noted Tukesbrey. “Aberdeen is a town that bleeds maroon and gold, and the fact that I can be a part of that is an incredible blessing. I intend to give Wolves Nation and these student-athletes the best possible coverage and enhance their experience and expand the footprint of NSU.”
Tukesbrey opened his Hub City Radio career in August of 2015. He is the morning show host on Point FM (106.7) from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. and hosts “The Sports Hub” on Fox Sports Aberdeen, (1420AM) from 10-11 a.m. each day. In addition, fans can catch him from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Pheasant Country (103.7).
Tukes is a 3-time recipient of the Eric Sevareid Award and has added multiple other broadcasting honors for his work with Presentation College over the years. He won the Sevareid Award for sports play-by-play in the small market radio category in 2018, 2020, and most recently 2022. In addition, he has been recognized by the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, earning first place honors. The MBJA covers a six-state region: South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
A native of Libertyville, Illinois, Tukesbrey attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Communication from the William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. As un undergrad, Tukes was the Sports Director at Marquette Student Radio and broadcasted for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. In addition, he traveled around the country with the women’s soccer team as the Voice of the Golden Eagles.
Following graduation, Tukes opened his career at 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee as a Producer. He was the first broadcaster on WISports.com, calling play-by-play for local high school athletics. WISports.com was a new platform on the Packers, Brewers, and Bucks flagship station in Tukesbrey tenure.
He moved to Sisseton and served one year as the Sports and Program Director for KBWS, before joining the Hub City Radio team. Tukesbrey has been calling play-by-play since 2005; broadcasting football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and hockey.
Tukes resides in Aberdeen with his wife, Jackie and daughter, Lucy.
Tukesbrey Broadcasting Resume
Play-by-play: Presentation College Athletics (football, basketball & volleyball)
Play-by-play: KBWS 102.9 FM (football, basketball & volleyball)
Play-by-play: Concordia University (WI) (football, baseball, hockey & soccer)
Play-by-play: Marquette University (basketball & soccer)
Play-by-play & sideline reporter: Racine Raiders (football)
Play-by-play: WISports.com (football)
Play-by-play & sideline reporter: Libertyville High School (basketball & football)
About Hub City Radio
Hub City Radio is the local leader in broadcasting for all of northeast South Dakota. Whether you’re listening to our expansive coverage of regional sports action like Northern State University, hearing the latest info on our news/talk station KSDN, or tuning in for some of the best music around, Hub City Radio has you covered with eight different stations. We also stream all of our stations online, broadcast through Alexa-enabled devices, and webcast additional sports contests for even more coverage. Recently, the reach of Hub City Radio expanded with the acquisition of the Big Stone Radio stations in Milbank, Watertown, and Sisseton. We are proud to be part of the Aberdeen community! To learn more about us, visit HubCityRadio.com.