About Jim

James Albert Elder (1924-1998)

1947-48 Cotton States League umpire
1949-50 Southeastern League umpire
1951 Hot Springs Bathers general mgr.
1952-53 Florida Intl. League umpire
1953-64 Youth and school leagues umpire, referee
1960-93 Arkansas Travelers play-by-play
1965-98 KARN sportscaster
1970-97 Arkansas Razorback Football broadcast stats

Eleven-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year.

Inducted into Ark Sports Hall of Fame 2007 (posthumous)

Acceptance speech by his daughter Susan Elder

Jim Elder Collection added to UCA Archives

Jim Stories

Bill Valentine, Arkansas Travelers
Clay Henry, Hawgs Illustrated
Brady Gadberry, longtime co-worker
Harry King, Arkansas News Bureau
Donna Lampkin Stephens, from Arkansas Golfer 1999
Donna Lampkin Stephens, Tribute to Jim from Ark. Golfer 1999
Paul Eells, KATV