Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations
Brad Kupiec enters his fifth season in pro hockey as he handles play-by-play duties as well as media relations for the Rivermen again this year.
The 26-year-old native of Lockport, Illinois graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2014 and spent the following summer as a Broadcast & Media Assistant for the Peoria Chiefs baseball team. During his time at EIU, Brad spent three seasons as the radio voice of EIU Panther baseball and softball in addition to broadcasting EIU volleyball on the OVC Digital Network. He was awarded an IBA-U Student Silver Dome award for his work broadcasting EIU baseball during the 2014 season.
Kupiec currently resides in Peoria and has also worked as an on-air announcer and sports reporter for WEIU-FM in Charleston, and as a sports reporter for Panther Sports Talk on WEIU-TV. He has also done play-by-play for several radio stations in the east-central Illinois area, including calling Charleston High School basketball, baseball, and softball for WRJM in Charleston and Paris High School baseball for WPRS in Paris, Illinois.