Chuck Kaiton, an NHL radio Picasso, surveys the season and the teams that will contend for the Stanley Cup

Before the holiday, I had a chance to catch up with Chuck Kaiton, a brilliant […]


2018: Halby’s sportscasting awards; The best and worst, 50 categories

With apologies to Rudy Martzke, the ex-longtime national sports media critic, I humbly share my […]


As WEEI tinkers with Red Sox format, team says the game is first; It won’t be a talk show

Boston Red Sox’ CEO Sam Kennedy has sports radio in his blood. After graduating Trinity […]


Dodgers hire Neverett for radio and some TV; Remembering Lee Leonard, a first ever host on ESPN, dead at 89

It’s good to see that Tim Neverett, the Red Sox radio broadcaster for the past […]


Red Sox’ radio makes a galling change; Play-by-play will be presented in a talk-show format

Tim Neverett is leaving the Red Sox’ radio booth after three seasons. At first, I […]


ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla, a student of international players, says the trick to succeed is to never stop learning

Fraschilla addresses the future of St. John’s and Georgetown; opportunities for him to coach again […]


Dick Stockton: “Body of work counts more than a moment in a broadcast”

Dick Stockton with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim


NSMA’s category ballots are out for network, state-by-state and national Hall of Fame announcers

Unmistakable Skip Caray is on national HOF ballot The National Sports Media Association distributed ballots […]


Halby’s Morsels: Iowa AD wrong for suspending announcer; When Vin Scully met the late George Bush

Gus Johnson or Greg Papa on Big Ten title game, Jets vs. Giants broadcasts, John […]


Voters face intriguing ballot to determine the Hall of Fame’s Frick winner for broadcast excellence

Should either the Reds’ Waite Hoyt or the Tigers’ Harry Heilmann win, it would mark […]


Scully’s 1965 Koufax call was perfect; yet his most graphic was in 1959, describing a rhubarb at the Coliseum

In 1959, some three years before television replay was introduced, there was a wild argument […]