Halby’s Morsels and Jottings: 2.1.18

Random notes and observations from the recent sportscasting past.


Rich Eisen: The Face of NFL Network

After departing ESPN to form his own talk-show network, Eisen discusses the ups and downs of modern broadcasting and the shifting focus towards internet streaming.


Classic Jim Cramer on Sports Broadcasting

Cramer breaks down sportscasters like he does the market; from Al Michaels and Tony Romo to the Eagles’ Merrill Reese and those he heard growing up in Philadelphia.


Kevin Harlan: The Energetic Radio Voice of the Super Bowl

Loved by many for his high-octane play-by-play and disliked by some for overdoing it, Kevin Harlan will be calling his eighth straight Super Bowl on national radio this Sunday.


MLB Network’s Talented Host, Greg Amsinger, Talks Baseball and Broadcasting

In today’s commoditized world of sports announcing, the unsung Amsinger sets himself apart from other on-air colleagues across cable’s unending number of channels.


Remembering the Great Ernie Harwell on his 100th Birthday

Ernie was “the Tigers’ true clean-up hitter.”


Getting Caught Up with Retired USA Today Sports Media Columnist Rudy Martzke

For 23 years beginning in 1982, Rudy Martzke authored a strikingly influential sports broadcast column for USA Today.


You Know! Keith Jackson was the King of Saturday College Football Broadcasting!

Whoa Nellie! Two broadcast giants gone, just three weeks apart!


Dick Enberg: Grace was his Middle Name

Dick Enberg’s sudden death last month marked the passing of a broadcast throwback and announcing giant.


Catching Up With the Iconic and Versatile Broadcaster Jack Whitaker; Enjoying Life in his 90s

In the early 60s, Whitaker left local television and his hometown of Philadelphia, beginning a colorful journey through network television’s dominant years.


An NHL Radio Legend: A Q&A with the Inimitable Voice of the Carolina Hurricanes, Chuck Kaiton

Future radio play-by-play announcers of all sports backgrounds can learn from Kaiton’s masterful work.


Q&A With Well-Respected Sports Announcer’s Agent Steve Herz

Steve Herz is a seasoned broadcasters’ agent who effectively maximizes income for some of television’s best.