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Former Fordham Ram broadcaster Spero Dedes named new radio play-by-play announcer for the Knicks

August 8, 2011

Via ESPN New York:

A month after being arrested for driving while intoxicated over the July 4 weekend, Spero Dedes was officially named the New York Knicks‘ new radio play-by-play announcer.

“Spero is one of the top play-by-play announcers in the country, and we’re excited that he is returning home to New York and joining MSG Networks,” Madison Square Garden executive vice president Dan Ronayne said in a statement Thursday.

Dedes also will back up MSG Network play-by-play man Mike Breen.

“I can remember walking into the Garden for my first Knicks game as a teenager and feeling the magic of the place,” Dedes said in the statement. “I’ve been in love with this franchise ever since. When I was a broadcast student at Fordham all I dreamt about was what it would feel like to be a Knicks announcer and now it’s become reality. I’m truly humbled by this opportunity, and having my family close to me again means a great deal. In addition, I’m forever grateful to the Lakers organization for my time spent there.”

Dedes, 32, had done play-by-play for the Los Angeles Lakers on 710 ESPN. Knicks broadcasts are on ESPN 1050 in New York.

…I think this is a great accomplishment for Spero and great hiring by the Knicks. This kid is a homegrown talent and knows basketball really well. I have listened to him throughout his time at Fordham and I think his potential is sky-high and that this is the beginning of a new era in New York Knicks basketball. He’s not the only one from Fordham to make it big in the past few years. Ryan Rucco is another talent on 1050 ESPN that has been really big for the station and has a great running show in the afternoons. It shows how Fordham alums can make such a difference in New York sports. But I wish him the best of luck and think he can make the Knicks sound like champions…

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I wish I could apply for this job!

February 28, 2011

Via ESPN:

How does “The Voice of Wrigley Field” sound as a new job title?

The Chicago Cubs announced Monday they are searching for a new public address announcer at the Friendly Confines, and they are opening the job search up to anyone, posting the ad on jobs site careerbuilder.com.

Candidates are invited to send in their applications — including an audio or video sample — by March 7. Finalists will be chosen for live auditions at Wrigley Field by March 14 with a final decision to be made by March 25.

The online job ad says experience working as a public address announcer in college or professional sports is preferred, but candidates “of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.”

“This is a dream opportunity for someone to be the voice at Wrigley Field and to leave a lasting impression on more than 3 million fans each season,” said Wally Hayward, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of the Cubs.

The new announcer will replace Paul Friedman, who held the position for 16 seasons. Friedman left the Cubs to become Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Business Development at Chicago Public Radio.

The Cubs open the season at Wrigley Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1.

I kind of wish I was out of school because then I would apply for this job. It would be a pleasure and an honor to at least apply for that job. To be part of all the history of Cubs baseball and the famous broadcasters there would be a life changing experience. Unfortunately I have one more year in school before I can look to go into the business but it sure would be a ton of fun. Maybe in the future…

Maybe this will be me in the future with an organization.

Fordham plays against Kennesaw St. Tonight

December 22, 2010

Rose Hill Gym is always rockin. Photo Courtesy of WFUV.org

I will be attending my first Fordham game tonight and will be covering the game on my blog. If anyone wants to come up to me and talk to me about anything Fordham athletics or general sports please do. I will be sitting on the press side of the court and will be reporting after the game. Thank you all for your support and hope to see some Ram fans tonight.

Tune in to my broadcast of Marquette vs. Iona on WMUR

December 1, 2010

Tune in to my play-by-play broadcast of  Marquette Women’s Basketball. The Marquette Golden Eagles will match up against the Iona Gaels at 7 pm CT in the Al McGuire Center. This is like a home game for me because of my New York roots. Tune in on marquetteradio.mu.edu. It should be a great broadcast alongside Derek Hudgin and Tyler Griebel!

Fordham Basketball 2010-2011 Season Preview

November 12, 2010

Here is an audio slide show of my Fordham Rams Season Preview 2010-2011. Their first game is against Brown at 8pm in the Rose Hill Gym. I hope you enjoy it and get out to see the game tonight…

Listen to the Sports Cycle Tonight on WMUR

September 27, 2010

Sports Fans and The Sports Cycle followers please listen in to tonight’s radio show from 8-9pm Central Time, 9-10 pm Eastern Time! We have a great show on tap talking about the final week of the baseball season, week 3 of the NFL football season, Monday Night Football between Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, Marquette Atheltics, and what ever the listeners want to talk about.

TO TALK TO US CALL IN TO THE STUDIO At 1-414-288-7687  TO TALK TO US ABOUT ALL SPORTS! WE LOVE TO HEAR YOU! YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND WRITE QUESTIONS OR OPINIONS…Click Here

ALSO, THE LISTEN LIVE LINK….Click Here

Donnie Dwyer is tonight’s host along side my bro Brian Fantastic Dwyer

Listen to The Sports Cycle on WMUR Tonight!

September 21, 2010

Sports Fans and The Sports Cycle followers please listen in to tonight’s radio show from 8-9pm Central Time, 9-10 pm Eastern Time! We have a great show on tap talking about the final week and a half of the baseball season, the crazy football season, Monday Night Football between Saints and 49ers, Marquette Atheltics, and what ever the listeners want to talk about.

TO TALK TO US CALL IN TO THE STUDIO At 1-414-288-7687  TO TALK TO US ABOUT ALL SPORTS! WE LOVE TO HEAR YOU!

ALSO, THE LISTEN LIVE LINK….Click Here

Donnie Dwyer is tonight’s host along side David “Tukes to my” Tukesbrey

Photo Courtesy by: Alison Mancuso