Koehn’s voice reaches Charlottesville community beyond radio


Courtesy of The Cavalier Daily

A group of volunteers stood in the parking lot at the trails of the Ragged Mountain Natural Area on a Saturday morning. Each had a sleepy enthusiasm — everyone had willingly come to trailblaze, but the early hour wore on some volunteers’ energies. However, one particular member brought a wide grin and booming voice to the group.

Dave Koehn, the director of broadcasting for Virginia Sports Properties, doesn’t just bring his booming voice to everyday activities. He has also been the radio announcer for Cavalier football and basketball games for the past nine years. …

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Bloomfield native to call NCAA lacrosse final for ESPN


Courtesy of NJ.com

A native of New Jersey will be on the play-by-play call for ESPN in a little over a week when the NCAA Tournament comes to a close with the national title game on Monday, May 29.

Bloomfield’s own Anish Shroff has spent a decade with ESPN and his hard work during that time has led to a chance to be the lead call on the biggest game of the year in college lacrosse. …

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Whelan finds hope after hardships


Courtesy of Blazers Edge

Ed Whelan served as the light-hearted sportscaster for KOIN for 26 years, placing him in front of the camera for one of the most successful eras of Trail Blazers basketball. Whelan, who now goes by his given name, Wayland Boot, has been off the air for nearly 10 years, and is enjoying a new career path after years of hardship.

Following a sudden departure from KOIN in August of 2007, Boot struggled with depression and his finances while adjusting to life off of the air. That has all changed recently, however, as the 70-year-old is now happily employed as a dispatcher for a Portland-based towing company. …

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Blind baseball announcer opening doors


Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune

Blind since birth, Bryce Weiler hears more at a ballpark than most people see. The sound of the bat tells him whether a ball is headed into the outfield or swerving out of play. The pop of a catcher’s mitt signals whether a pitcher is still going strong or running out of steam.

Picking up on such audio cues has helped Weiler, a 26-year-old Chicago resident …

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Why Mowins getting an NFL play-by-play job matters


Courtesy of The Washington Post

Think about the qualities that make a great play-by-play broadcaster. You want someone who talks fluently and with contagious enthusiasm, yet who has a certain stay-out-of-the-wayness. Someone who can guide conversation easily without losing the thread of the game or distracting from the main action. Someone who can wear a sharp suit while sitting for several hours in a booth without ruining the line of the lapel. This last is helpful, but not vital.

None of these qualities, you notice, strictly require a man. …

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Mike and Mike split now official


Courtesy of USA Today

ESPN’s famous Mikes are splitting up.

Mike Greenberg will begin a new morning show on January 1, 2018, the network announced on Tuesday. According to the network, the show will feature “several” full-time co-hosts, guests and contributors. It will air from 7-10 am ET on ESPN – a spot currently held by SportsCenter – and then re-air on ESPN2 at 10 am ET.

Reports of Mike and Mike splitting up have been circulating for months. The two have been together since Greenberg first filled in as a co-host on Golic’s ESPN radio show in 1998. …

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ESPN sets new shows, lineup for 2018


Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

New weekday lineups on ESPN and ESPN2 starting in 2018 led the network’s Upfront presentation for media buyers at Minskoff Theatre in New York City on Tuesday.

Sports Illustrated media writer Richard Deitsch is attending the presentation and reported that a show featuring Mike Greenberg will air live from New York City at 7 a.m. ET featuring Greenberg and several fulltime co-hosts, plus guests, followed by …

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