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Norman May, Australian sports broadcaster, dies at 88

May’s most famous appearance was his calling of the the men’s 4×100 medley final at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, where he famously shouted “Gold! Gold for Australia! Gold!” Read on for more about this legendary broadcaster.

Adrienne Roberson’s cool sports job: Bowie Baysox PA announcer

Adrienne Roberson started out as a theater major at the University of Tennessee but quickly switched to broadcasting when she realized she could combine two passions: sports and speaking into a microphone. She loved listening to Casey Kasem and Dick Clark on the radio, and she grew up in Philadelphia, going to Eagles and Phillies games with her dad. Once she got to Tennessee, she realized “it’s like you eat and breathe football.” Get to know more about Adrienne and her job here.

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Josh Norman to work as NFL commentator for Fox Sports

The Redskins’ highly prized offseason free agent signing will join Fox Sports as a regular contributor this season, according to Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com. Read more about Josh’s second job here.

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Brendan Burke replaces Howie Rose as Islanders play-by-play announcer

MSG Networks announced Thursday that he will succeed Howie Rose as the lead TV play-by-play voice for the Islanders alongside analyst Butch Goring. Read more about Burke’s “dream job” here.

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Philadelphia 76ers Well Represented at Rio Olympics

The Sixers have two players participating in the Olympics, Dario Saric and Sergio Rodriguez.  But on top of players participating, the Sixers are also represented behind the mic. The man who calls the play-by-play for all of the Sixers games on Comcast Sports Network, Marc Zumoff, will be calling the women’s basketball games for NBC Sports. Not only Zumoff, but his partner, Alaa Abdelnaby, will be calling the games on the radio for Westwood One. Read on for more on the Sixers contingency at the Rio Olympics.

Buffalo Station Sees Changes in Sports Department

Primary sports anchor Shawn Stepner is leaving the station after his contract expires at the end of August. He’s worked at the station since December 2007. Stepner’s departure means Joe Buscaglia will replace Stepner as sports director. Read more about the changes here.

 

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KSBW names Drea Blackwell as new sports anchor

Blackwell joins News Anchors Dan Green, Erin Clark, and Chief Meteorologist Lee Solomon, Monday through Friday, at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. Learn more about Drea’s background here.

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Seasoned Commentator Marc Kestecher Named Lead Play-by-Play Voice for the NBA on ESPN Radio

Longtime, versatile ESPN Radio voice Marc Kestecher will serve as the lead play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ESPN Radio beginning with the 2016-17 NBA season. He will pair with analysts including Jon Barry, PJ Carlesimo and Kara Lawson to call regular-season, All-Star and playoff games.  He will work with Hall of Famer Hubie Brown on the NBA Conference Finals and the NBA Finals. See what Marc had to say about the new job here.

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Mike Tirico will be play-by-play voice for NBC’s NFL preseason games

“As promised, Mike will contribute to all of our biggest events,” NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood said. “From Royal Troon to Rio to the NFL, and that’s just the start.” Read on for more.

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Fox 16 hires new sports reporter, anchor to fill vacant post

Ben Creighton will leave the KEZI 9 News, an ABC affiliate, in Eugene, Ore., where he is a sports anchor and reporter, KLRT-TV said in a release. He will take over the position that belonged to Chase Shannon, who left Fox 16 last week for a job in Wichita, Kan. Read what Ben had to say here.