Chuck Thompson, a broadcast institution with the Baltimore Orioles and Colts, was born 100 years ago

In Brooklyn where I grew up, the nighttime signal of Baltimore’s WBAL Radio came […]


Al McCoy, iconic Voice of the Suns, won’t decide whether to return for a 50th season until after the playoffs

You have to be blessed, talented and lucky. And Al McCoy is all. […]


Halby’s Morsels: Not sure that Al Michaels is headed to Amazon; Marv dissed by MSG; NBA’s best TV trio

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported last week that Amazon Prime which […]


Turner hires Wayne Gretzky; Big name? Yes; The Great One will have to prove that he’s no on-air rookie

Hockey on TV needs help. More importantly, the sport needs more fans. Can Wayne […]


Jimmy Jackson, 14 year NBAer for 12 different teams; This season: An analyst for 3 networks and one team

Jimmy Jackson’s college uniform number, 22, was retired at Ohio State ten years ago, […]


Halby’s Morsels: NBA, the notorious TV years; Remote broadcasts; Ratings; Oddities; Hubie Brown +

NBA NBA ratings showing some life. According to Sports Media Watch, “The opening weekend of […]


NBA: With little on-air disclosure, Turner and ESPN pull talent from game sites, leaving voices to guess

Aside from a couple blowouts, the NBA playoffs on either Turner, ESPN or ABC […]


Well deserved! Longtime Celtics TV voice and ex ESPNer Mike Gorman is honored with HOF’s ’21 Gowdy Award

You can’t debate the decision. Earlier this week, Basketball’s Naismith Hall of Fame named […]


Halby’s Morsels: NBA Studio, ESPN vs. TNT; Mayne, Berman, Tirico, Levy, Hicks, Nantz, Harlan, local voices

NBA shoulder programming in-studio: ESPN vs. Turner On ESPN’s media call Monday, I asked […]


Marv Albert calls it a day, a month before his 80th birthday; He’ll retire after calling NBA’s Eastern Finals

It was time and I think he knew it. The pounding he was taking […]


Full 18 week NFL TV schedule; Al Michaels’ final NBC season, Talent dominoes, Network execs comment

The NFL got its full schedule in last fall. The league nimbly moved games to […]


Executive Jim Spence saw it all at ABC Sports, from pompous Howard Cosell to gentleman Keith Jackson

In the 1970s and early 80s during the height of ABC Sports, all decision-making […]