Halby’s Morsels: Health issues, ESPN and NBA; NHL; Old-time voices; Mets and MLB Giants

Just got word that Tuesday’s scheduled media call with  ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy and Mark […]


Pioneer Red Barber was unique; Keiter was never really appreciated; Johnny Holliday, 85, still at it

The great radio voices For a short period of time from the mid 1950s through […]


Red Barber: Early mentor to Vin Scully, he was all about preparation and execution; Feuded with O’Malley

Remembering Red Barber Red Barber was unique, unpredictable, self-centered and a challenge.  If you would […]


Owners and GM’s make myopic decisions, firing their beloved voices; Derek Jeter is the last to err

This happened recently and it stuck to my craw. It triggered me to list similar […]


Halby’s Morsels: Would Red Barber use ‘swarthy’ today?; Herbstreit’s vapid comments; Suspense for Frick

Herbstreit is bright but I sometimes think he’s a cross between a robot and Mister Rogers. 


Halby’s Morsels: Scully’s first contract; Voices who do both college and NFL; Analysts doing 2 sports

A TMZ story surfaced last week about a letter of agreement covering the employment terms […]


First Major League Baseball game was on television, 80 years ago today on the forerunner to WNBC-TV

Eighty years ago today, August 26, 1939, Major League Baseball hit the television airwaves. Hit […]


Al Helfer, this year’s Frick winner, was likely the most traveled of all the baseball voices ever honored

Ford Frick Award – Fun Facts On NFL Enshrinement Weekend, smack in middle of the […]


1964: Baseball’s best broadcasting year, top to bottom; 25 eventual HOF Ford Frick winners were on the air

For baseball broadcasting,  you might say that it was a glorious year, one not surpassed […]


Eighty years ago today, NBC experimented with the first ever telecast of a sporting event

Yesterday, NBC circulated a press release that triggered my stream of historical consciousness. Today, the […]


Curt Smith shares why pioneer Red Barber was fired by Yanks in ’66; Costas gets Frick Award tomorrow in Cooperstown

This Saturday, Bob Costas will be honored with the 42nd Ford Frick Award, emblematic of […]


Kevin Harlan: The Energetic Radio Voice of the Super Bowl

Loved by many for his high-octane play-by-play and disliked by some for overdoing it, Kevin Harlan will be calling his eighth straight Super Bowl on national radio this Sunday.