Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Mike 'Doc' Emrick - NBC Hockey Play-By-Play Voice

THIS IS EPISODE 441 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Mike “Doc” Emrick is a legend in broadcasting circles. He’s currently the play-by-play voice for NBC’s NHL coverage. He began his broadcasting journey in college at Bowling Green in 1971, and is now in his 47th year of broadcasting professional hockey.

A multiple Emmy Award winner, Emrick is known as “America’s voice of hockey.” In December 2011, Emrick became the first member of the media to be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and in December 2019 he was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

An avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan, Emrick was able to call his first and only regular-season MLB game in 2016 with Bob Costas on MLB Network.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Emrick about his hockey broadcasting journey, being inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, the importance of prayer, how he prepares for each game he broadcasts, and how he brings his faith into his job as a broadcaster.

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