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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
Will Marv Albert be the First Network Play-by-Play Announcer to Call Games in his 80s?
The Voice of the NBA turns 77 next month.
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 […]
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 […]
Jerry Schemmel: Rockies’ Radio Voice and Survivor of Deadly United Airlines Crash Tests Life’s Limits
11 month old girl that Schemmel pulled from the wreckage of the ’89 crash died of a drug overdose in ‘09
Jim Paige, Who Inspired My Sportscasting Pursuit, Now Suffering From ALS
“I’m a little slower…but I’m still moving,” says Jim Paige, who has many loved ones supporting him.
In his 45th Season, the Reds’ Marty Brennaman is Taking it One Year at a Time
Succeeding a popular Al Michaels in ’74, Brennaman didn’t feel accepted immediately.
Halby’s Morsels: Preakness, NHL, Random Reviews, Tales and Notes
By David J. Halberstam 05/17/2018 0
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.