Radio is asleep at the switch; Instead of celebrating its 100th birthday on Friday, they’re hiding it under the rug

Several years ago, in advance of 2021, I had informal conversations with top national […]


The 10 noisiest announcer firings; From networks to local voices, from CBS’ Musburger to the Yanks’ Allen

There have been some noisy firings (often labeled euphemistically as “not renewed”) Media firings […]


Halby’s Morsels: Grandsons of Joe Garagiola and Harry Caray calling AA games; Calabro back; NBA, NHL +

Grandsons of Joe Garagiola and Harry Caray working AA Ball Heartwarming story sent along […]


NBC delivers the US Open with sparkling colors; From the production to the talent, the show was superb

For sports fans who watched NBC’s production of the 121st US Open for a while, […]


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 […]


The U.S. Open on NBC: Network has some prep time this year as it gets ready for Torrey Pines

Broadcasting major championship golf. There’s really nothing else like it in network television sports.  […]


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. […]


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 […]


Watching a game or being there? The comfort of one’s home is great but announcers must be transparent

As someone who spent years watching sports at national and international arenas, initially […]


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 […]


Did the dog eat Bob Baffert’s homework again? NBC can’t ignore the story Saturday at the Preakness

Don’t expect NBC Sports to gloss over Bob Baffert’s string of drug infractions this Saturday, […]


Sharing the same birthday, John Madden brought novelty and Don Meredith levity to NFL booths

Two birthdays passed quietly last Saturday, April 10th. John Madden turned 85. The football […]