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Richard Alan Enberg – “Dick Enberg” passes away at the age of 82. (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017)

Dick Enberg (1935-2017): An appreciation

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Dick Enberg saying farewell to baseball, embraces next creative challenge

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Dick Enberg – Receives Stu Nahan President’s Award at 2012 SCSB Awards Luncheon – by Randy Harvey

Article from the 2012 SCSB Awards Luncheon Program

 

 

BOB MILLER WILL BE HONORED WITH THE

VIN SCULLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Mason and Ireland Podcast) 

At the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon on Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake

  TREVOR DENMAN AND STU LANTZ ELECTED TO SCSB HALL OF FAME

      Iconic horse racing announcer Trevor Denman and longtime Lakers commentator Stu Lantz are the newest members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Elected by the board of directors, they will be inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon on Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake.

 

August 23, 2017 – Press Release

 

 

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Los Angeles Kings’ Hall of Fame announcer Bob Miller retiring after 44 years

 Article courtesy of Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News

Hoffarth: If this is Bob Miller’s time to skate away, we’ll tap our sticks in respect

 

Article courtesy of Barry Werner – Foxsports.com

Longtime Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller announces his retirement.

 

 

 

SENT ON BEHALF OF TIM TESSALONE – USC Sports Information Director

Feb. 16, 2017

–MIKE WALDEN, EX-USC AND UCLA BROADCAST VOICE, DIES

 LOS ANGELES–Mike Walden, a noted local radio and television sportscaster who was the play-by-play broadcast voice of USC football and men’s basketball from 1966 to 1972 and then called UCLA sports for parts of 18 years, died on Sunday (Feb. 12) in Tarzana, Calif., from complications of a stroke.  He was 89.

 There will be a celebration of life for Walden on March 18 at 11 a.m. at Braemar Country Club (4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana 91356).

 Walden, who was known for his distinctive broadcasting style and his even more distinctive wardrobe, handled the USC announcing duties when the Trojan footballers appeared in 5 Rose Bowls and won a pair of national championships (1967 and 1972) and the 1971 hoopsters posted a 24-2 record.

A member of the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame (1994), Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2003) and USC Athletic Hall of Fame (2009), Walden began his broadcasting career in his hometown of Springfield, Ill., then after 2 years of service in the Air Force he did the play-by-play of his alma mater, Illinois.  Next, he moved to Milwaukee to call Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Braves games and then worked for CBS Radio in Chicago before coming to the West Coast to announce Trojan athletics.

 He also was a broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1970 and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972.

 After his USC stint, Walden moved across town and did UCLA sports play-by-play for portions of the next 18 years (1973-90), becoming the first person in history to serve as the broadcast voice of both universities. 

 The winner of numerous Golden Mike Awards, he also did daily local sports reports on KNX and KFI radio and KTLA-TV, as well as handling play-by-play in cable television’s infancy for ON-TV and Prime Ticket (where he again called many USC events).  He served 5 years as president of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters (1975-77, 1992-93).

 He earned a cult following with his on-camera appearances on the quirky “Super Dave” Showtime cable TV shows, often wearing loud suits.  Away from broadcasting, he was an avid tennis player.

 He is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons Gregory and David, daughters Nanette and Julie, and 5 grandchildren.

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Tim Tessalone  – USC Sports Information Director

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
      Scully Tribute Highlights SCSB Awards
      BURBANK – The man of the hour at the 26th annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) awards luncheon, held Jan. 30 at Lakeside Golf Club, was of course Vin Scully, who last year called it a career after 67 years of doing play-by-play for the Dodgers.
      The legendary announcer was the recipient a lifetime achievement award, which from this day on will be called the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, he was honored as the recipient of awards in three individual categories – television play-by-play, radio play-by-play and, new this year, the call of the year.
       Scully was cited for his call of Charlie Culberson’s home run that ended the Dodgers’ final home game of the season – the last game the retiring Scully would call at Dodger Stadium. The home run gave the Dodgers a 4-3 victory and clinched the National League West title.
     For Culberson, who had appeared in only 31 games for the Dodgers, it was his first home run of the year.
     Scully, always a man of few words in such historic situations, simply said, “Would you believe a home run?”
       That call beat out two calls of Kobe Bryant’s final basket of his career, a three-pointer in an incredible 101-96 comeback victory for the Lakers over Utah on April 13, 2016. Kobe scored 60 points in points in the game. His final basket gave the Lakers a 97-96 lead with 31.6 seconds left.
       Those two calls, the other finalists in this category, were by Lakers radio announcer John Ireland and Spanish-language announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez.
      When Scully came up to the podium to accept this honor, he greeted the audience in Spanish. He obviously had been particularly impressed with Garcia Marquez’s call.
    Scully, who made four trips to the podium, at one point said, “It has been an enjoyable ride of 67 years. I have been to almost every one of the luncheons, and I am eternally grateful.”
         Scully, who turned 89 last Nov. 29, also provided some levity. “People have been asking what am I going to do now. I will tell you that today. I’m going to go to a mall every day, find a nice parking place and see how many people come up to me and ask, ‘Are you leaving?’ “
        The other award recipients, as determined by voting by SCSB members, were:
       TV analyst: Jim Fox, Kings; Radio analyst: Rick Monday, Dodgers; TV pre- and post-game host: Orel Hershiser, Dodgers; radio talk show hosts: Steve Mason-John Ireland; TV anchor staff: KABC Channel 7; Radio anchor staff: KLAC AM 570; Spanish language TV play-by-play:  Garcia Marquez; Spanish language radio play-by-play: Jaime Jarrin; Spanish language radio analyst: Jorge Jarrin, Dodgers; and Spanish language TV analyst: Jose Mota, Angels.
       As previously announced, also honored at the luncheon were longtime TV sports anchor Ed Arnold, who was inducted into the SCSB Hall of Fame, and Mike Antonovich, who stepped down after 36 years as a county supervisor. Antonovich received the Chuck Benedict/Stu Nahan President’s Award.   
     Jim Gills, an SCSB member since 1962, was presented with the Legends Award. And USC offensive tackle and aspiring broadcaster Zach Banner, a towering presence at 6-foot-9 and 360 pounds, was on hand to receive the $5,000 Tom Harmon/Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship.

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Florence Henderson, who died on Thanksgiving night t age 82, was a special guest at the SCSB Awards luncheon in 2008,

here posing for a photo with Vin Scully and “Good Guy” award winner Larry Stewart.

 

 

 Press Release From

Tim Tessalone – USC Sports Information Director

Tom Kelly

Farther Off the Wall

tom-k     USC announced Thursday afternoon thata funeral Mass for USC broadcaster Tom Kelly will be held on Friday, Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles (555 W. Temple St.) with a reception afterward at the adjacent Center at Cathedral Plaza.
Kellyy, the signature voice of USC sports starting in the early 1960s and spanning five decades, died June 27 at his home in Encino after a long battle with cancer. He was 88.

 

 

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Hoffarth: An appreciation of Tom Kelly’s fighting-on career

 

 SCSB Publication – Tom Kelly Special Edition

(By Pete Arbogast)

Tom Kelly: 1927-2016

(By Tom Hoffarth)

Tom Kelly, the signature voice of USC sports starting in the early 1960s and spanning five decades, died Monday morning at his home in Encino after a long battle with cancer.
Kelly died two days before his 89th birthday Wednesday.

 

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Ethan Hanson’s sportscasting aspirations in the face of Asperger’s motivates us all

 

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SCSB received an email from Margot Ocañas about an SCSBA Posting at LACES Middle/High School.

It is a wonderful letter!!

(Chris Roberts and Pete Arbogast)

Letter from Margot Ocañas

 

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SCSB Announcement 

Welcome to the new SCSB President – Chris Roberts

 

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Bob Miller to take a medical leave of absence

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Courtesy of NHL Kings Video – Nick Nickson’s Induction to the NHL Hall of Fame

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Photo and Article – Courtesy of LAKingsInsiders.com with Jon Rosen

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Photo and Article – Courtesy of Helene Elliott – L.A. Times

 

NEW SCSB

HALL OF FAME CLASS of 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Jim Fox poses for a photo prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center on October 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jim Fox

Jim Fox – Los Angeles Kings TV broadcaster

2003 January CTY - Rob Fukuzaki. Courtesy photo

Rob Fukuzaki – Sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, host of post-game show Sports Zone

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Joe McDonnell – L.A. Sports Journalist and Radio Host

SCSB Press Release – Hall of Fame

Jim Fox – Courtesy of Los Angeles Kings

Rob Fukuzaki –  Courtesy of ABC7

Tribute to Joe McDonnell Experience – Tom Hoffarth

Joe McDonnell Experience – Edited Podcast from August 2008

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Congratulations to SCSB Hall of Famer      Nick Nickson

2015 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner

Kings To Honor Nick Nickson as Part of Legends Night Series

Nick Nickson Is The 2015 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Kings Website

 

Hall of Fame: Nick Nickson

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Kings Website

 

Hall of Fame Award 2015: Nick Nickson 

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times – Helene Elliott

 

More Pictures

SCSB Hall of Famers: Nick Nickson and Rich Marotta

SCSB Hall of Famers: Nick Nickson and Rich Marotta

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SCSB Hall of Fame Broadcaster

“Voice” of UCLA

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Chris Roberts Retires After 23 Years – The Voice of UCLA

UCLA’s Chris Roberts Retires

 

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KNX and Bob Miller

Picture from the 2012 SCSB Awards Luncheon

Joe McDonnell, Los Angeles sports media figure dies at 58 – Ryan Parker 

 

Tribute to Joe McDonnell Experience – Tom Hoffarth

 

A Joe McDonnell Experience Edited Podcast from August 2008

 

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 Congratulations to New SCSB Hall of Fame Inductees: (Pete Arbogast and Allin Slate)

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Allin Slate – Sports Radio Pioneer 

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24th ANNUAL SCSB AWARDS
2014 ON-AIR AWARDS

CHICK HEARN RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY        CHRIS ROBERTS
RADIO COLOR COMMENTARY                      RICK MONDAY
IRV KAZE RADIO TALK SHOW                      JOHN IRELAND
RADIO ANCHOR STAFF                                   KNX RADIO
(JOE CALA, CHRIS MADSEN, GEOFF WITCHER, RANDY KERDOON, STEVE GRAD)
TELEVISION PLAY-BY-PLAY                             BOB MILLER
• TELEVISION COLOR ANALYSIS                      JIM FOX
TELEVISION PRE/POST GAME                        PATRICK O’NEAL
TELEVISION ANCHOR STAFF                           KCBS/KCAL
(JIM HILL, GARY MILLER, KRISTINE LEAHY, AND SIERA SANTOS)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY                                          JAIME JARRIN
FOREIGN LANGUAGE RADIO COLOR COMMENTARY
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TELEVISION PLAY-BY-PLAY                               JORGE JARRIN
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TELEVISION COLOR COMMENTARY              JOSE MOTA

SCSB SPECIAL AWARDS
HALL OF FAME HONOREES                                       PETE ARBOGAST AND ALLIN SLATE
CHUCK BENEDICT/STU NAHAN PRESIDENT’S AWARD      BILL DWYRE
GIL STRATTON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD              LANDON DONOVAN
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                                                NED COLLETTI
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS                                CLAYTON KERSHAW
                                                                                                              MIKE TROUT
                                                                                                              LOS ANGELES KINGS
                                                                                                              LA GALAXY
PREP SPORTS AWARD                                                                     BARRY MCKEEVER
TOM HARMON/JERRY CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP     DEREK GEORGINO

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Congratulations To Hall of Famer

Bob Miller

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Photo courtesy of @LAKingsPR

RTNA (Radio and Television News Association of Southern California)

Bob Miller honored with its GOLDEN MIKE AWARDS®

Liftetime Achievement Award 

 

 

 

 

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World War II Hero – Louis Zamperini – Unbroken

“2011 SCSB Honoree Passes Away” 

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Louis Zamperini – By Jeff Fellenzer (2011 Lifetime Achievement Award)

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Voice of the King:  Bob Miller Documentary

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of former

 SCSB Executive Director Diane Friedman

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 Vin Scully Honored by Bud Selig  

Recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award

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 Bob Miller To Receive ‘Big Ten Club’ Honor

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Courtesy of KingsVision

The Stanley Cup Winner #1

Listen to Bob Miller and Jim Fox’s Game Winning Call

Listen to Nick Nickson’s Game Winning Call

Check Out The New SCSB Twitter Account

Twitter account (@socalsportscast)

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2014 SCSB Awards Luncheon Winners

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Chick Hearn Radio Play By Play –  Vin Scully

Television Anchor Staff – KCBS and KABC (tied)

Radio Anchor Staff – KFWB

Clayton Kershaw honored for 2013 body of work

TV Color Analyst  – Jim Fox

Radio Color Commentary – Mychal Thompson

Fred Roggin inducted into SCSB Hall of Fame

UCLA baseball coach John Savage honored

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Frank Jobe

Prep Sports Award – Mater Dei hoops coach Gary McKnight

Radio Talk Host – Petros Papadakis

Television Show Host – Patrick O’Neal

 2014 SCSB Scholarship – Megan Reza

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