Commentary and Notes

Halby’s Morsels: Should Doris Burke be honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame before Brent Musburger?

Curt Gowdy Award Doris Burke will receive this year’s Curt Gowdy Media award  from the Basketball Hall […]


Interviews

Sports Media Visionary Ed Desser: Legal gambling will bolster ratings for blowouts; Select tech players will bid for rights

There’s a photo of David Stern and Ed Desser, likely taken at the time that […]


Announcers

Everett Fitzhugh: Professional Hockey’s only African-American play-by-play announcer

While the Stanley Cup will land somewhere with pomp and ceremony, Everett Fitzhugh is just […]


Journalists

Columnist turned ESPN host, Dan Le Batard: Writing more rewarding, Radio more fun and less lonely

At the start of their careers, what Bob Costas was to broadcasting, Dan Le Batard […]


Journalists

Baseball Broadcast Historian Curt Smith Previews his New Book, ‘The Presidents and the Pastime’

Curt Smith’s knowledge of presidential history is deeper than dead center field in the old […]


Broadcasting

Baseball Broadcast Historian Curt Smith ranks top 5 all-time Play-by-Play announcers

Curt Smith, a former White House speechwriter for the first President Bush, George Herbert Walker, […]


Interviews

Ex CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason Talks Francesa; Legalized Gambling’s Effect On Broadcast Sports

In radio for the most part, management advances to the top through sales not programming. […]



Columnist

Tears of Appreciation: Costas, Enberg, Glickman, Scully and Joe Tait

My mother, bless her heart, has a love for old classical music. When listening to […]


Announcers

Verne Lundquist; a Hearty Laugh and Natural Warmth that Might Never be Replaced

Whether he marveled or shuddered, emoted or agonized, Verne Lundquist was never about shtick or […]


Commentary

Halby’s Morsels: Preakness, NHL, Random Reviews, Tales and Notes

Lessons from Vin Scully, Cawood Ledford and Harry Kalas, The Francesa debate, How Mel Allen was hired by the Yanks + the NBA announcer who’s also a firefighter.