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Sports on New York Radio

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"Radio is purely the announcer's medium. Accordingly, most of the best sports broadcasting has been done not on television, but on radio. David Halberstam writes from the knowledgeable and nuanced perspective of one who practices, respects, and understands the craft and its history." --Bob Costas NBC Sports "Some of my friends and associates do not believe there was civili ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published 1999)
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I’m in my 60’s, I live in the New York area and I’ve been a sports fan since I was a child. So I found this book fascinating. If you can’t check off at least two of those three boxes, you might be somewhat less enthralled.

Halberstam, who has worked as a play-by-play man himself, has put together a meticulously researched and thoroughly detailed account of sports on New York radio. Want to know how many Knicks games were live on radio in 1963? Probably not, but this book has the answer.

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Not to be confused with journalist David Halberstam (the author of The Best and The Brightest and The Coldest Winter), David J. Halberstam (born 7 October 1951) is the EVP/General Manager of Westwood One Sports. Prior to Westwood One, Halberstam held numerous sales management and management positions, including Director of Corporate Sales for the Miami Heat, President of Word Picture Sports (radio ...more

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