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SBD/August 26, 2014/Media
People & Personalities: Could Tebow Turn ESPN Gig Into Long-Lasting Broadcast Career?
Published August 26, 2014
GET WELL SOON: In Phoenix, Paola Boivin noted FS Arizona viewers "were perplexed" when Coyotes and D-Backs host Todd Walsh "didn't appear on the air for nearly a month." But it "turns out Walsh is battling the aftermath of a frightening concussion" following a July car accident (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 8/24).
KNIGHT & DAY: In Orlando, Mike Bianchi noted UCF radio play-by-play announcer Marc Daniels is getting ready to "start his 20th season" on the job. Daniels is "woven into the fabric of his program by shared experiences with fans and players and coaches over months and years and decades." Daniels has been the "eyes and ears of fans at hundreds of games spanning thousands of miles" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/24).
NOTES: FS Detroit Tigers and Red Wings reporter Shannon Hogan is joining MSG Network as its Islanders beat reporter, succeeding Peter Ruttgaizer (NEWSDAY, 8/26)....Sources said that Vancouver-based CKST-AM Canucks and B.C. Lions play-by-play announcer Rick Ball "will be leaving" to take "a similar position with Rogers Sportsnet in Calgary, where he'll call Flames TV games in the coming season" (Vancouver PROVINCE, 8/26).