Pete made a big decision in September 2004, leaving the top 5 market of Philadelphia to return to Lubbock and start a family. Pete returned to Lubbock after spending 7 years in the big city of Philadelphia. Pete had been a Sports Anchor/Reporter at the Comcast Networks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Market #4). He covered the city's sports teams (Eagles, 76ers, Flyers and Phillies) but his speciality was announcing and reporting on his favorite sport ..boxing, including Middleweight Champion Bernard Hopkins stunning Knockout wins over Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya. His sports challenges known as "I Beat Pete" were extremely popular in the Mid-Atlantic Region as he faced celebrities and viewers in the sport or game that they play. It's a chance to give some exposure to those non-traditional sports, like Football Net, Curling, Sled Hockey, Kite Buggying and Australian Rules Football. Pete was nominated 2 times for best Sports Reporter in the Mid-Atlantic Emmys and in 2004 right before he left to return to Lubbock, he won an Emmy for best Sports Show...allowing him to leave Philadelphia on top! After 7 years in the big city, Pete gladly returned to Lubbock to continue his passionate style of sports broadcasting that attracts not only the hard-core sports viewer, but also the non-sports fan. By being creative, entertaining and informative, Pete attracted many viewers with his unique style and viewer-interaction sportscasts during his first stint as KCBD's Sports Director when he was at NewsChannel 11 from 1995-97. His Pete's Sports Challenges highlighting our area's local sports were a favorite among viewers in the South Plains including his crash on a motorcycle. Since his return Pete has won numerous Texas AP Broadcasters Best Sportscast awards. Prior to that, Pete was a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KDRV-TV in Medford Oregon. His broadcast travels have also taken him to stations in New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. Despite his love of Texas Tech and Lubbock, Pete was born in Maryland and attended the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Pete actually got his start when he was 14, predicting games on a local radio station in his hometown. By 16 he was the Sports Director at WPTX-AM/WMDM-FM in Maryland. Pete, his 11-year-old daughter Bella and 8-year-old son Henley are elated to call Lubbock home! (Click here) to e-mail Pete.
Just like the College World Series Opener vs. Michigan, the Red Raiders fell behind early trailing 3-0 after 3. The Red Raiders bats came alive in the 4th, Senior Cameron Warren hit his 18th homer of the season, a two run shot that went 421 feet.
Lubbock’s Jere Lowe has been writing songs for over 40 years, but never has he wrote one about Texas Tech, until now. Jere says his inspiration for “Red Raider Reign” is from none other than KCBD Sports Director Pete Christy.
After coming up short in their first trip to State last season, the New Home Leopards advanced to the 1A State Baseball Championship this season as they run-ruled Wells 12-2 in the State Semifinals in Round Rock Wednesday morning.
The Borden County Lady Coyotes are the Extra Innings Team of the Week. They are heading to the 1A State Softball Tournament in Belton this week. It’s the second straight season the girls from Gail are going to State.
Needing to beat West Virginia twice, on Saturday to advance to the Conference Championship Title Game, the Red Raiders won the early game 10-3, but in the late rematch with the Mountaineers, they only mustered one hit in a 2-0 loss.
With the retirement of Kent Jackson after 33 years of coaching, Seminole has promoted Offensive Coordinator Ty Palmer to be Indians new head football coach. Palmer is super thankful for the opportunity.
Every basketball player dreams of playing for Team USA and for 14 year old Kelly Mora and 15 year old Mia Alvarado they’ll get that chance as both have been invited to try out for the USA Under 16 National Girls Basketball Team
What a crazy start to a key Big 12 series as the Red Raiders rallied from what looked like a game ending out at home plate in the 11th inning , but eventually fell 3-1 to TCU in 14 innings late Thursday night at Rip Griffin Park.