Broadcaster Charley Steiner will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, the Dodgers announced today.
A four-time Emmy winner, Steiner will enter his tenth season with the Dodgers in 2014, calling the games on AM 570 Fox Sports LA.
From 2002-2004, Steiner called games on the New York Yankees’ radio broadcast team.
Prior to his days with the Yankees, Steiner spent 14 years on ESPN where he anchored SportsCenter and did play-by-play for Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio, among other assignments.
The New York native got his start in professional broadcasting in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of Bradley University, Steiner delivered the commencement address at Bradley in 2010 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.
Steiner’s broadcasting career has earned him a series of decorations. He received the “Best Sportscaster for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut” from the United Press International in 1981, 1983, and 1985.
The multi-talented Steiner called football games and served as ESPNs boxing expert. His football play calling earned him the New York State Broadcasters Association Award for “Best Radio Play by Play” in 1983, 1984, and 1987.
During his reign at ESPN, Steiner also won a CableACE award for a program about Muhammad Ali and a Clarion award for his coverage on the Mike Tyson rape trial.
The Dodgers are well represented at the National Radio Hall of Fame, tracing their lineage from Vin Scully to Red Barber, spanning more than 70 years. Other well-known baseball broadcasters inducted include Mel Allen, Marty Brennaman, Jack Buck, Harry Cary, Ernie Harwell, Harry Kalas, Bob Ueker, and former president Ronald Reagan who called games for the Cubs.
The induction is scheduled for Saturday, Novemeber 9th at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. The event will be hosted by Larry King.
Tickets for the gala are available online at www.radiohof.org
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