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.


Catching Up With the Iconic and Versatile Broadcaster Jack Whitaker; Enjoying Life in his 90s

In the early 60s, Whitaker left local television and his hometown of Philadelphia, beginning a colorful journey through network television’s dominant years.


A Q&A with WFUV’s Bob Ahrens

Bob Ahrens has been around the sports broadcast game for over a half century.


Vin Scully on Life and Lessons from his Rookie Year with the 1950 Dodgers

In 1950, an unfussy, callow rookie tiptoed into the Dodgers broadcast booth and never left.