Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jon Miller Voice Of The SF Giants

Jon Miller, honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the 2010 Ford C. Frick award winner for baseball broadcasting excellence, the "Voice of the Giants", just completed his 17th season in the broadcast booth on KNBR Radio and NBC Bay Area. Miller was thrilled to broadcast his 16th World Series in 2014 as the Giants won it all for the third time in recent years. An award-winning broadcast veteran of more than 40 years, Miller worked 21 seasons as the play-by-play commentator on the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week. Miller, noted for his eloquent game description, golden voice and marvelous sense of humor, spent 14 years with the Baltimore Orioles before coming to San Francisco. Prior to joining Baltimore in 1983, the talented broadcaster spent two seasons with the Texas Rangers (1978-79) and three seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1980-82). He began his Major League Baseball broadcasting career with the Oakland Athletics in 1974 at the remarkably young age of 22. After a four-year stint at NBC-TV from 1986-89, where he announced an occasional Game of the Week with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola, Miller matriculated to ESPN. During his tenure at ESPN, he was nominated twice for a national Emmy Award in 1995 and 1996, and broadcast 13 consecutive World Series on ESPN Radio. He was also nominated six times for an "ACE" award, emblematic of cable television excellence, and won the award in 1991 and 1996 for his play-by-play work. Miller was named National Sportscaster of the Year by the Association Sportscasters Association in 1998 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association of America the same year. The Bay Area native has also broadcast hockey, basketball and soccer in his distinguished career. Jon and his wife, Janine, currently reside in Moss Beach. They are parents to three daughters, Michelle, Holly and Emilie, and a son, Alexander. JON MILLER TO BE INDUCTED INTO RADIO HALL OF FAME THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9TH (NOTE: THIS IS EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6th) After having been based in Chicago for the last 25 years, the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony comes to Los Angeles on Sunday, November 9. Newly appointed Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin aims to raise the profile of the annual event within the heart of the entertainment community this year. The black-tie affair takes place in downtown Los Angeles at Cicada with top broadcasters participating like Larry King, Rick Dees, Delilah, Michael Jackson, Kerri Kasem and more. Kitchin comments, "This event honors contemporary talent from today’s diverse programming formats to the pioneers who shaped the medium throughout history. Our plan is to bring this event to many cities, with Los Angeles being the first one because our entertainment community regularly recognizes extraordinary talent in all mediums.” In addition to live performances by Melissa Etheridge and Ingrid Michaelson, a special tribute honoring Casey Kasem will take place. Making a special appearance, actress Marion Ross, best known as Marion Cunningham on the television hit Happy Days, will speak about inductee Agnes Moorehead. This years’ inductees include Stanley Hubbard, Sr., Barry Farber, Ira Glass, Dick Orkin, Jon Miller, Charlie & Harrigan and Agnes Moorehead. A live broadcast of the event will air on radio stations nationwide from 5-6p.m. PT, including KEIB-AM 1150 in Los Angeles and 600 KOGO-AM in San Diego. For further event information: About the National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum of Broadcast Communications The institution collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to its resources. The museum is located at 360 North State Street in downtown Chicago and was founded in 1983 by Bruce DuMont.

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