Hawks’ voice, veteran Steve Holman, is having fun as the club is now Atlanta’s center of attention

Steve Holman has been at it for some 37 seasons. He hasn’t missed a […]


ESPN’s Sean McDonough has been waiting for the NHL opportunity for 16 years; He idolized Dan Kelly

When it comes to lofty assignments in the big business of network sports, […]


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 […]