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Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby TigerLily » January 29th, 2010, 9:32 pm

For those of us who have to listen to the game on the radio, who does the best job announcing and you actually want to be there watching the game?
I listened to Alexander and Vinton County on 105 I believe and that guy did a great job. No bs talk while the game was being played and you actually
got a feel for what was going on the whole time....kudo's to him whoever he is. I hate listening to a game and they never tell the score, especially if the
home team is losing, and they constantly talk about everything but the game. Any thoughts?
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby caglewis » January 29th, 2010, 10:01 pm

Ironton is so fortunate to have Jason Philyaw. His usual partner is Kevin Anthonee, but Jeff Linn has been filling in for Kevin recently [I don't know why and they're equally good]. These guys always say the time [and down and field position in football] and score, keep the "editorializing" to a minumum, and never trash the refs or the coaches. They also learn the names and proper pronunciation of all the players on the opposing team and say them correctly. Ironton is also fortunate to have sponsors who don't demand to be mentioned by the announcers every 30 seconds during the game [e.g. "that play was brought to you by the so-and-so company who have been serving you for 50 years at the same location on X St"] meanwhile there have been 2 more plays happen while they were saying all that!
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Orange and Brown » January 29th, 2010, 10:24 pm

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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby frank-n-beans » January 29th, 2010, 10:26 pm

caglewis wrote:Ironton is also fortunate to have sponsors who don't demand to be mentioned by the announcers every 30 seconds during the game [e.g. "that play was brought to you by the so-and-so company who have been serving you for 50 years at the same location on X St"] meanwhile there have been 2 more plays happen while they were saying all that!


That sounds like Roger "some more of our sponsors" Gray on 99.3 FM. Although the sponsors don't demand it, Rog can't seem to let 3 seconds of dead air go by without mentioning them. I've listened to him while watching a game and you would be amazed at how much he misses while reading his list over and over again. Give me Snuffy Smith ANYDAY!! He is a true legend in Southern Ohio.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Burg_Grad_77 » January 29th, 2010, 11:15 pm

frank-n-beans wrote:
caglewis wrote:Ironton is also fortunate to have sponsors who don't demand to be mentioned by the announcers every 30 seconds during the game [e.g. "that play was brought to you by the so-and-so company who have been serving you for 50 years at the same location on X St"] meanwhile there have been 2 more plays happen while they were saying all that!


That sounds like Roger "some more of our sponsors" Gray on 99.3 FM. Although the sponsors don't demand it, Rog can't seem to let 3 seconds of dead air go by without mentioning them. I've listened to him while watching a game and you would be amazed at how much he misses while reading his list over and over again. Give me Snuffy Smith ANYDAY!! He is a true legend in Southern Ohio.


Roger is especially bad about that toward the end of a game if it's a blowout. I've listened to some games he's done and if the game is decided early in the 4th he spends most of his time talking about something else and very rarely even gives the score.

I think the guy that does the Greenup County games on 107.5 The Breeze does a good job.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby kahn » January 29th, 2010, 11:44 pm

I have a lot of respect for folks that can do radio and do it well. I think Chuck Greenslate has been great for WNXT.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby iwearblacknikes » January 30th, 2010, 10:41 am

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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Bozo » January 30th, 2010, 10:57 am

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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby frank-n-beans » January 30th, 2010, 11:40 am

Greenslate does a good job calling the game. Another good one is Dale Hamilton. He's been around for years.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby On the sidelines » January 30th, 2010, 12:28 pm

The voice of the Ironmen Dan Dobbins and Dan Morrow have been calling football and basketball games for 30 years. Last year they were inducted into the Radio Broadcasters Hall Of Fame at a halftime ceremony at the Convo. I think that they are pretty good. However, I am partial to them.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby thebull » January 30th, 2010, 4:27 pm

Chuck Gill on C103 FM covers SHL. The best in our area.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Tiger Man » January 30th, 2010, 5:09 pm

Jason Philyaw is very good. Detailed and and informative. Jason rarely gets excited on the air. GREAT JOB JASON & THANK YOU!


I like to listen to "Smitty" (Scioto Co.) They run him all over the sidelines :-D
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Swanker Pine » January 30th, 2010, 5:20 pm

Dale Hamilton and the younger guy that does games with him. They do a good job and are a hoot in the booth. When I filmed for Webster and they came to town, it was always a good time in the press box.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby biggdowgg » January 30th, 2010, 5:23 pm

Tiger Man wrote:Jason Philyaw is very good. Detailed and and informative. Jason rarely gets excited on the air. GREAT JOB JASON & THANK YOU!


I like to listen to "Smitty" (Scioto Co.) They run him all over the sidelines :-D



Smitty is 103 ywars old and still running with the kids on the field :lol:
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby sparky » January 30th, 2010, 5:39 pm

all of the guys on c103(SHL) do a very good job.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Burg_Grad_77 » January 30th, 2010, 7:21 pm

The only drawback I have with Snuffy Smith is he can make a 2 yard gain sound like a 99 yard TD run. You think the runner is going to the house and he barely gets 2 yards. lol I do like the mans enthusiasm for the game though.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby G W McLintock » January 30th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Rollie Swart is one of my favorites. I also think Caleb Troop is doing a nice job...
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Steely Dan » January 30th, 2010, 9:07 pm

Burg_Grad_77 wrote:The only drawback I have with Snuffy Smith is he can make a 2 yard gain sound like a 99 yard TD run. You think the runner is going to the house and he barely gets 2 yards. lol I do like the mans enthusiasm for the game though.


You've got to admire any radio announcer with the nickname of "Snuffy Smith". He's got to be good!

Burg - Good post, as always, my friend!
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Burg_Grad_77 » January 30th, 2010, 9:50 pm

Thanks Steely Dan.

I guess ole Snuff was a heck of a coach back in the day as well. He's been involved in southern Ohio sports for as long as I can remember.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Steely Dan » January 30th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Burg - Kind of what I figured. Those with a passion for HS sports let it come through with their announcing. I'm sure that there are tons of people out there who appreciate "Snuffy" and what he brings to the HS sports arena.

We really need more folks like that, in my humble opinion............. ;-)
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby hitchbone64 » January 31st, 2010, 11:52 am

Chillicothe's finest, Dan Ramey "Voice of the Cavs", (WBEX) is one of the best and most professional announcers not only in the Southeast but all around. It gives me chills to hear his voice during the replays of the State Championship run by the Cavs. However, even in losing times he is the consumate professional.

GO CAVS!!!
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby hbk123 » January 31st, 2010, 11:59 am

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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Jottings » January 31st, 2010, 2:54 pm

We're lucky in southeast Ohio with Jason Philyaw Ironton, Dobbins, Morrow and Pete Wilson from Jackson, Ramey from Chillicothe plus others.

For years, Bill Grey of Gallipolis was one of the best in southern Ohio, but the Gallipolis radio station does not broacast games anymore. Some local games are aired over the Pt. Pleasant station with Keith Davis and Tom Morgan shairing duties on 99.5.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby sider_zone » February 1st, 2010, 8:22 am

Chuck Greenslate is doing a Great Job for WNXT, very informative, never keeps you guessing.Keep up the good work Chuck.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby reliob » February 1st, 2010, 10:11 am

Bozo wrote:Mike Smith
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Mike and Tom Beard do an excellant job for all the SVC schools
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Swampfox » February 1st, 2010, 11:02 am

Chris Wharff does a nice job for WMOA out of Marietta. Additionally his voice is excellant for the radio.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby OZZIEOHIO » February 1st, 2010, 11:35 am

I guess ole Snuff was a heck of a coach back in the day as well. He's been involved in southern Ohio sports for as long as I can remember.


He could also swing a mean paddle, I can attest to that. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby tjfred » February 1st, 2010, 12:29 pm

thanks hbk, we try to do our best and we try to get better with each game we do. just like practicing your shooting drills we work on it all the time !!!!
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby fhs_shl11 » February 1st, 2010, 7:59 pm

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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby Steely Dan » February 1st, 2010, 8:10 pm

I'm completely remiss to not bring up Rick Ash on 92.1 FM the Frog out of Pomeroy. He and his announcing partner do an absolutely fantastic job of covering HS Football and Basketball games.

I really enjoy listening to their broadcast. And I will echo GW's sentiments about Rollie Swart, he's great as well.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby jeepmadness » February 1st, 2010, 9:44 pm

You got love Snuffy Smith. Especially if it's a good game because he gets excited about it. Sometimes a little too excited, sometimes not knowing the score or he loses his score sheet. But he is still awsome.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby WhiteWhiskers » February 1st, 2010, 11:17 pm

There will never be another Jim "Snuffy" Smith both as an announcer and as a PERSON. He's the best and all that he has done for the youth of Southern Ohio will never be known. Snuffy keep up the wonderful work and hope you got another 50 yrs in you.
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby earp » February 1st, 2010, 11:40 pm

The guy at the Convo that says "Its Basketball Thirty"! :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Sports Announcer in Southeast Ohio

Postby LetsGoPSU » February 2nd, 2010, 4:25 am

Have to agree about Snuffy, those that do not know him or have never heard him broadcast would never understand. I miss the days of talking to him at Trojan playoff games. Maybe this year.!
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