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Bob Rondeau, Washington’s football play-by-play man for 36 years, announced that he will retire following the 2017 season. (Courtesy The News Tribune)
• Main sports anchor Brad Steinke is leaving Cincinnati’s WKRC-TV after two years. (Courtesy WVXU)
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Bill Anderson, the longtime football color analyst with John Ward on Vol Radio Network broadcasts for three decades, passed away Tuesday. He was 80. (Courtesy Citizen Tribune)
Terry Foster – the longtime co-host of the popular “Valenti and Foster” show on 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) – has retired from the station, effective immediately. (Courtesy Detroit Free Press)
• Iconic Salisbury, NC sportscaster Howard Platt is retiring from broadcasting on local radio on May 12, according to a post Platt made on his Facebook page. (Courtesy WBTV)
• Veteran Tulsa, OK sportscaster AJ Jerkens is retiring upon the completion of his contract on August 3rd. (Courtesy Tulsa World)
• Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of STAA member Adam Hooper. Adam, a sportscaster in Bartlesville, OK, passed away this week. His family is in our prayers.
• After spending the past 20 years in a CBS broadcast booth, Phil Simms is moving to the studio. Simms is joining the crew on The NFL Today.
• KNBC TV Los Angeles sportscaster Ron Pivo is getting into screenwriting. One of his projects was recently profiled by Variety.com. Read about it here.
• Phoenix Suns television play-by-play announcer Steve Albert is retiring, ending a 45-year career in sports broadcasting. (Courtesy NBA.com)
• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have renewed their radio deal with iHeart Media. However, the games will now air on 98 Rock.
• The NHL Broadcasters’ Association has announced that Dave Strader will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. (Courtesy Dallas News)
Joe D and Gresh, the afternoon drive-time sports talk show on WTIC Hartford, have been let go. (Courtesy Hartford Courant)
Olivia Ray has joined WDBT 22 in Mishawaka, IN as a sports reporter. The Indiana University grad has worked as a sideline reporter for the Big Ten network.
• ESPN’s Sage Steele recently lost her “NBA Countdown” hosting gig. Now, she might be moving to a morning show on the network, possibly pairing with Mike Greenberg. (Courtesy SportingNews.com)
Tim Brando has signed a multiyear contract extension to continue calling college football and college basketball for Fox Sports. (Courtesy SportingNews.com)
Sean Salisbury’s SB Nation Radio show is now being simulcast on beIN Sports.
Daniel Snyder’s Red Zebra Broadcasting is reportedly selling it’s stations and closing the doors. (Courtesy DCRTV.com)
• ESPN Radio’s play-by-play broadcasters for the NBA playoffs will include Marc Kestecher, Adam Amin and Sean Kelley.
• ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, a University of Maryland alum, has vowed to make up a $1,255 shortfall in a fundraising effort by the school’s student radio station. Huge props to Scott — super cool! (Courtesy 247 Sports)
• The Trenton Thunder have announced that 920 AM-WNJE The Jersey will serve as the flagship radio station for the 2017 season.
• Morning update anchor Maureen Williams has been let go by 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. In addition, morning host Anthony Gargano has been off the air thee straight mornings, reportedly upset over Williams’ dismissal. (Courtesy Crossing Broad and Philly.com)
• The flagship radio stations of the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights will be FOX Sports 98.9 FM and 1340 AM (KRLV).
• After spending most of the last decade leading WWAY’s sports coverage, John Rendleman is moving to Charlotte. Succeeding him as sports anchor/reporter will be Dustin Dorsey, who joined WWAY as a news reporter last fall. (Courtesy WWAY TV3)
• Dallas Stars TV voice Dave Strader, who is battling cancer, is feeling strong enough to broadcast for NBC this weekend. Strader will be calling the opening pair of games between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Great news! (Courtesy Dallas News)
Chris Barriere a sports anchor/reporter at KTTC in Rochester, NY since January 2015, is leaving for NBC 26 in Green Bay. (Courtesy Post Bulletin)
• Longtime Washington Wizards TV analyst Phil Chenier will not return to the broadcasts next season. (Courtesy Washington Post)
Mike Golic has re-signed with ESPN. That is according to ESPN expert James Miller, author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.
• CBS has officially announced that Tony Romo will be paired with Jim Nantz on the network’s lead NFL broadcast team.
• ESPN is making a change to its NBA shows, with Michelle Beadle replacing Sage Steele as the host of “NBA Countdown” on ABC and ESPN. (Courtesy Washington Post)
• KGTV 10 San Diego sports anchor Ben Higgins is adding an evening news-talk radio show on AM 600 KOGO.
• Veteran sportscaster Neil Macrae, known for a Vancouver broadcasting career that spanned decades, has died. (Courtesy CBC.ca)
Craig Shemon has been hired as the new afternoon show co-host for WWCN/99.3 ESPN in Fort Myers, FL.
• Longtime local rock jock Chris Cantore is replacing Kevin Acee as host of the weekday 6 to 9 p.m. time slot on Mighty 1090 in San Diego. (Courtesy San Diego Reader)
• The co-hosts of the “Ramsey and Rutherford in the Afternoon” show on 93.9 The Ville have left the station. John Ramsey and Mike Rutherford tendered their resignations on Friday. (Courtesy Courier-Journal)
• CBS Sports Radio will launch its new weeknight show, “Reiter Than You,” hosted by Bill Reiter, on Monday, April 17 in the program’s regular timeslot of 6 to 10 pm EDT.
• Sportscaster Rob Bromley, who has worked for Lexington TV station WKYT-TV (Channel 27) for 40 years, will retire Sept. 29. (Courtesy Kentucky.com)
Tony Gonzalez is leaving The NFL Today after three years with CBS. (Courtesy SI.com)
• ESPN 850 Cleveland host Mark Munch Bishop has announced on Twitter that he will be hosting a state-wide syndicated show. No word yet on where or when that will begin.