Chris Carrino

Radio voice of the Nets/WFAN

On Monday night, April 24, the Fordham University Communication & Media Studies Department and WFUV Radio collaborated on a very special evening. It was both a celebration of Fordham’s new Sports Journalism program and the distinguished 20-year career of retiring ‘FUV executive sports producer Bob Ahrens.
 
More than three dozen WFUV alum were joined by students, faculty and administration at Bepler Commons at Faber Hall on the Rose Hill campus.
 
Congratulations on a night for the ages! Here’s the photo gallery capsuling the evening. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

ESPN “Around the Horn” host and ABC Good Morning America contributor Tony Reali returned to his broadcast roots last Saturday (November 28), calling the play-by-play on WFUV Radio (90.7 fm/wfuvsports.org) for the Fordham vs. Manhattan men’s basketball game with ‎student broadcaster James Decker providing color commentary.

Reali, (FCRH ’00) is a product of Fordham’s illustrious radio station, which has a long line of sports broadcast excellence starting with the legendary Vin Scully (Dodgers), and including such top play-by-play announcers as Michael Kay (Yankees), Mike Breen (Knicks), Bob Papa (Giants), Chris Carrino (Nets), Charlie Slowes (Nationals), Spero Dedes (CBS Sports) and Ryan Ruocco (Nets).

“I couldn't be more excited to call Saturday's Fordham-Manhattan game for WFUV,” said Reali. “It’s Thanksgiving and family is coming home!”

“I have known Tony Reali for 18 years, and he has not changed since I first met him in 1997,” says WFUV executive sports producer Bob Ahrens. “Always willing to give back to the students, he is one of the kindest and nicest alums.”

It was a whirlwind sports day for WFUV Saturday, starting with the Fordham football playoff game at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga at 12:50 p.m., with Matt Moro delivering the play-by-play and Kristian O’Hara providing analysis on WFUV 90.7 fm, wfuv.org and wfuvsports.org. Then at 7:25 p.m. (wfuvsports.org only), Drew Casey and Corey Miller broadcasted the Fordham women’s basketball game vs. Syracuse from the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas.

Like Reali, the immortal Scully, and many others, the student broadcasters get great inspiration from those success stories.

Along with its sports history steeped in tradition, WFUV (90.7 FM or www.wfuv.org) is New York’s source for music discovery, and a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years.

More Reali Quotables
“Hosting Around the Horn and calling a basketball game aren’t too different. There’s lots of points and lots of yelling and you always have to be ready for the unexpected - whether that be a reverse dunk coming of a stolen inbounds pass or anything coming out of the mouth of Woody Paige. I just have to remember not to press the mute button on anyone Saturday.

“Without WFUV there’s no ESPN or Good Morning America for me.  I wouldn’t be Pardoning Interruptions or going Around the Horn.  I’d still have a mute button but it wouldn’t be plugged into anything. My roots are WFUV and the lessons I learned still teach me today and drive me through every broadcast on ESPN and ABC.

“The last time I came back to call a game for WFUV was nine years ago. Spero Dedes and I were on the mike for Fordham-Charlotte as part of an ‘Alumni, Welcome Home’ event.  Spero had just called Kobe’s 81 point game and I had just muted my 81 thousandth sportswriter.  I remember thinking 5 minutes into the game, this Dedes character might have a future in the business.

“WFUV remains a force of nature in the broadcasting business. To have ties to Vin Scully and Marty Glickman - the two greatest broadcasters of all-time - is part of it.  But the reach, now, is astounding.  I won’t name all the voices or networks because there are too many and it would take forever- but the fact is: you can’t watch a sport or turn on a broadcast and not feel the presence of WFUV. I’m honored to be part of its past, excited for the present that is Saturday, and look forward to working with - and listening to - all the talent that will become the voices of the industry in the future."

WFUV Radio Executive Sports Producer Bob Ahrens Celebrated

DJ Sixsmith

Broadcaster, ESPN 3

Connell Mcshane

WABC's Imus in the Morning/ Fox Business Channel

​​Brian Clark

In Stadium Scoreboard Host, New York Yankees

Spero Dedes

CBS Sports NFL and NCAA play-by-play

Play Ball! The iconic Voice of the Dodgers Vin Scully greeted fellow WFUV alumnus Spero Dedes on his appointment as Voice of the Lakers in 2005. Dedes is now the radio voice of the Knicks on ESPN 98.7 FM. Mr. Scully of course is still going strong calling the Dodgers games.

​Soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples will be awarded the “Artist of the Year” honors at WFUV’s Annual Gala on May 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Staples, who won a Grammy for 2010's You Are Not Alone, her highest Billboard chart debut of her 50+ year career, will receive the “Artist of the Year" Award at the Gala. Staples, who provided one of the most indelible moments of the 2013 Grammy telecast with a moving tribute to Levon Helm alongside Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and Brittany Howard (The Alabama Shakes), will also perform at the event.


Staples' career began in the 1950s when her family's iconic gospel-folk group, The Staple Singers, became a popular household name with hits such as "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself.” Their spiritual and political sound became voices of the Civil Rights movement alongside Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Decades later, Staples' notable collaborations as a solo artist include Ray Charles, Natalie Merchant, Bob Dylan, Prince and Wilco. The story of Staples and her musical family is chronicled in the new, critically acclaimed book by Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot: I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway (Scribner, 2014.) 


Scott Simon, one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters, will receive the “Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.” The host of “NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon,” which the Washington Post called “the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial,” Simon has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars. Osgood is also a legendary product of WFUV.


​This is the third year WFUV will honor an individual or organization for their “Community Service,” and the 2014 recipient is Katherine Oliver, principal partner at Bloomberg Associates, an international consulting service founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. As the former Commissioner of The New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (2002-2013), Oliver is largely responsible for Big Apple’s ascent to unprecedented heights as an entertainment-industry destination, resulting in the funneling of $70 billion in direct funds to the city.


WHAT: The gala is a benefit to support WFUV (90.7 FM), New York’s source for music discovery, and a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years.  


WHERE: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018


WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014. Cocktails at 6 p.m.


Gala Details and Tickets

WFUV Radio’s Annual Gala 2014 will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by dinner, awards and live entertainment. Attire is “festive.” For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.wfuv.org/gala, email infoevents@fordham.edu or call (212) 930-8898.

‎HUMBLE LUNDQUIST RECEIVES "HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL HONOR":

WFUV RADIO'S VIN SCULLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


​BY JOHN CIRILLO

"Before Thursday, my hat size was 6 and 3/4's, now it's 8 and a half," said Verne Lundquist, one of the broadcast profession's most humble stars in an industry of egos.


Yes, it was‎‎‎ a week to remember for the CBS Sports college hoops and football play-by-play man extraordinaire. ‎‎On Thursday night, May 8, WFUV Radio, Fordham's renowned 50,000 watt public station, presented the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting to the outstanding, 50-year veteran.


Vin said in a video - "Verne, welcome to the Club" - which includes previous winners:  inaugural recipient Scully, and icons ‎Dick Enberg, Ernie Harwell, Pat Summerall, Al Michaels and Bob Costas.


​Lundquist called it the "highest professional honor I've been given," ‎nearly breaking down at the Gotham Hall gala in New York City.


​Crediting many for his success, the true team player recited the oft-quoted expression "if you see a turtle on the fencepost, you know it didn't get there by itself."


​Verne's CBS college hoops sidekick Bill Raftery was eloquent in his remarks introducing Verne,  as CBS heavy hitters led by president Sean McManus, on-air team Tracy Wolfson, Gary Danielson and Spero Dedes, and producers Craig Silver and Bob Mansbach were among 400 to stand in applause and admiration, this writer included.


Said Raftery:‎ "When you think of Verne Lundquist and Vin Scully, your mind conjures up legendary calls and plays that last forever. They both let you remember the athlete and the play, [and it is] never, never, about them. Their soul is intertwined in the event they are covering. That's what makes Vin Scully, Vin, and what makes Verne Lundquist, V‎erne."


​Then, traveling with his constant companion and number one fan, his devoted wife Nancy, Seguin, Texas, was the destination. On Saturday (May 10), he  delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, Texas Lutheran University, certainly inspiring the young graduates embarking on the rest of their lives.


​"It's been a pretty heady week," said the understated Lundquist. One thing is certain, Verne Lundquist's hat size will never swell to ghastly proportions. He's one of the all-time good guys in sports broadcasting annals.

WFUV Spring Gala 2014 Photo Gallery

NBC Sports Emmy Award-winning hockey play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick has been selected to be the eighth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org).

The award recognizes the iconic “Voice of the Dodgers” for over 60 years and renowned Fordham University alumnus (1949). WFUV was the launching pad to his Hall of Fame broadcast career. WFUV is the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. 

“When I received the call from Vin Scully that I’d been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award that bears his name, I was speechless, and that’s rare for me,” said Emrick. “Although I am sure the event in November will be another lifetime memory, I have never forgotten the call and the knowledge of the past honorees who voted me this honor.  I am grateful to Vin and to WFUV, and all on the selection committee.”

Emrick will be presented with the Scully Award on Monday night, November 2, at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting,” a benefit for WFUV, at the Costantino Room at Fordham Law School (150 W. 62nd Street, NYC).  

Previous Scully Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), and Verne Lundquist (2014).

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Alexis Harrigan at AHarrigan@wfuv.org or 212-636-6508.

About WFUV
WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, is a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, and a diverse weekend lineup.  WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

About Fordham University
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition across nine schools. Fordham awards baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees to approximately 15,000 students from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, the Gabelli School of Business (undergraduate and graduate), the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Religion and Religious Education, and Social Service, and the School of Law. The University has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

About Mike Emrick on NBC Sports:
Emmy-award winning play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick joined NBC and NBCSN on a full-time basis in 2011, after serving as the television voice of the New Jersey Devils for the previous 18 seasons (21 overall), and is the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage. Now in his 39th year covering professional hockey, including 32 in the National Hockey League, Emrick has called more than 3,000 hockey games in his broadcast career.

Emrick served as the lead announcer for NBC’s coverage of men’s and women’s ice hockey at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, marking his seventh Winter Olympics assignment for NBC Olympics. In addition to his regular duties during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Games, Emrick has also served as a water polo play-by-play announcer during the network’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympics and 2004 Athens Olympics.

On December 12, 2011 Emrick was one of five individuals, and the first-ever broadcaster, inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Emrick has also won two Emmy Awards for “best sports play-by-play personality,” and received the 2008 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, from the Hockey Hall of Fame, for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. He has been on the selection committee for the Hall of Fame for ten years, and has also served on the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.  In addition, Emrick has been honored with seven New York region Emmy Awards for “on-camera achievement”.

Emrick has worked on 25 consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs, 14 Stanley Cup Finals series, and ten NHL All-Star Games. He previously served as the television voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, 1988-93, as well as a telecaster for PRISM-TV, 1980-83. Emrick has been vice president of the NHL Broadcasters Association since 1985, and has called hockey games for CSTV, ESPN, and FOX. He has contributed to NHL.com, while providing voice-overs for Hockey Week, NHL Power Week, the NHL’s Stanley Cup video, and Sony NHL video games.  Emrick also spent time as a radio broadcaster for more than 100 hockey games on WNBC/WFAN-AM, from 1983-88. His other sports credits include: the NFL, NCAA men’s basketball, Olympic water polo, track and luge.

Emrick began his career serving as radio/TV broadcaster and public relations director of the AHL’s Maine Mariners, 1977-80, and the IHL’s Port Huron Flags, 1973-77. Emrick earned his Ph.D. in radio-television-film from Bowling Green State University in 1976. A fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates for 53 years, he participated as a second baseman in the 2012 Pirates Fantasy Camp in Bradenton, Fla., playing for Team Clemente.

A native of LaFontaine, Ind., Mike and his wife, Joyce Anne, are joined by two canine children and five horses at their home in St. Clair, Mich.

NBC SPORTS MIKE “DOC” EMRICK TO RECEIVE VIN SCULLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN SPORTS BROADCASTING FROM WFUV RADIO  

About WFUV:

WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, is a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, and a diverse weekend lineup.  WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

Servicing Sports, Entertainment & Culinary public relations & management Clients since 1997

With the legendary Voice of the Dodgers declaring “welcome to the club!” in a video message from Los Angeles, Mike “Doc” Emrick, the Voice of the NHL on NBC, was honored as the eighth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Broadcasting presented by WFUV Radio (90.7 FM) on November 2 in New York City.
 
The ceremonies were held at “On the Record: a celebration of achievement in news and sports broadcasting” in a packed Costantino Room at Fordham University’s School of Law in Manhattan.
 
Mike Emrick, the Emmy-award winning play-by-play announcer for NBC and NBCSN, and former voice of the New Jersey Devils for 21 seasons, received the award named after the Hall of Fame broadcaster, play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and alumnus of WFUV and Fordham (1949).
 
Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose, the nightly PBS program, and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, received the Charles Osgood Award for Excellence Broadcast Journalism, named for legendary broadcaster, WFUV alumnus, and 1954 Fordham graduate.
 
Emrick was eloquent in his remarks, recalling the “phone call from Vin: hi Mike, Vin Scully from Los Angeles, I bet you’re wondering why I’m calling?”
 
Doc acknowledged the “NHL and NBC loyalty” on hand to see him receive the prestigious honor, including NBC executive producer Sam Flood, and on-air colleague Pierre McGuire,” who chose to come here on his Monday night off.”
 
Emrick saluted the New Jersey Devils, “I rode their coattails,” he said, in reference to calling the action of the three-time Stanley Cup champions for two decades.
 
“Forty-three years ago I started to do hockey play-by-play for a living,” Emrick said. “For 42 years, my wife Joyce has been there, for houses and cars and dogs, and losing both parents, and being diagnosed with cancer, she has been there.” (Emrick is a cancer survivor).
 
Emrick thanked WFUV executive sports producer Bob Ahrens, who presented the Scully Award with Fordham University president Fr. Joseph McShane, SJ and university provost Dr. Stephen Freedman.
 
The Chicago Tribune’s Paul Skrbina wrote last spring, during Emrick’s 17th Stanley Cup Final, that Doc was “adding to a legacy that has been compared to another legendary broadcaster, baseball's Vin Scully.  "Maybe," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says with a smile, "Vin Scully is the Doc Emrick of baseball."


Ahrens read a message from the immortal Scully, who underwent a medical procedure at the end of the baseball regular season following his 66th campaign as Dodgers’ voice, and there was great news: “I am feeling very well, and looking forward to a complete recovery and the 2016 season…blessings, Vin.”
 
FOX Business Channel anchor and WABC's Imus in the Morning WABC radio personality Connell McShane, another distinguished WFUV alum, served as the Master of Ceremonies. 
 
Previous Scully Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), and Verne Lundquist (2014). 
 
Previous Osgood Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Osgood (2008), Jim Lehrer (2009), Bob Schieffer (2010), Tom Brokaw (2011), Christiane Amanpour (2012), Sam Donaldson (2013), and Scott Simon (2014).
 
On The Record was a celebration of achievement in news and sports broadcasting will honor two professionals from those fields. Two students, Anthony Pucik (sports) and Rob Palazzolo (news), who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing media careers, were also cited. 
 
The gala was a benefit to support WFUV (90.7 FM or www.wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, and a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. All proceeds will be used to support media career training for up to 85 Fordham University students annually in three key workshop areas: broadcast journalism, sports casting, and engineering.

Mike Breen

Television voice of the Knicks/MSG Network

Bob Wolff To Receive Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award In Broadcasting; PBS News Hour Anchors Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill To Receive Charles Osgood Award From WFUV Radio

Jack Curry

Yankees Studio Host, YES Network

Tony Reali

Host, ESPN's Around The Horn

John Cirillo

President, Cirillo World

Mack Rosenberg

News Anchor, WITC-AM Radio

Kenny Ducey

Writer, Sports Illustrated

Paul Dottino

WFAN Radio Giants Reporter

Bobby Coyle

Senior Account Executive, Mets Radio Network

CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) at the station’s Seventh Annual Spring Gala on Thursday night,  May 8, at Gotham Hall in New York City, it was announced today by Fordham University’s non-commercial, public media service.  Lundquist, the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of college football, also does play-by-play for NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, and provides commentary for the Masters and the PGA Championship, among other PGA Tour events. He is admired by peers as a humble professional.


Scully, the iconic Voice of the Dodgers for 60 years, is a renowned Fordham graduate, and product of WFUV Radio, which was his launching pad to a Hall of Fame career.   Past Scully Award winners include: inaugural recipient Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009),Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), and Bob Costas (2013).


​Three additional honorees have also been announced: soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights iconMavis Staples will be awarded the “Artist of the Year” honors. Scott Simon  will receive the “Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.”  Like Scully, Osgood is a legendary product of WFUV. This is the third year WFUV will honor an individual or organization for their “Community Service,” and the 2014 recipient is Katherine Oliver, principal partner at Bloomberg Associates, an international consulting service founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens.


​Lundquist first joined CBS Sports in 1982, and was inducted into the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in April 2007. He marked his 26th year covering the Masters in 2009 and was a regular member of CBS's golf announce team from 1983-95. Lundquist returned to CBS Sports in 1998 after having previously worked for CBS from 1983-95. During his career, he worked with Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts, and occasionally with lead analyst John Madden, on the Network's NFL broadcasts and was lead play-by-play announcer for CBS's coverage of figure skating during the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games. He had extensive involvement in the Network's previous coverage of the NBA.


​For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.wfuv.org/gala, email infoevents@fordham.edu or call(212) 930-8898.​​

Charlie Slowes

Voice of the Washington Nationals

Ricky Cibrano

On the job for the Staten Island Yankees

John Martin

Executive Producer, ESPN Radio

Mike Yam

Studio Host, Pac 12 Network

Justin Shackil

Host/Reporter/New York Yankees/Yankees On Demand, SiriusXM Sports

CBS SPORTS’ VERNE LUNDQUIST TO RECEIVE VIN SCULLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN SPORTS BROADCASTING FROM WFUVRADIO ON THURSDAY,  MAY 8,  AT GOTHAM HALL  IN NEW YORK CITY
***SOUL/GOSPEL LEGEND MAVIS STAPLES JOINED BY NEWSMAN SCOTT SIMON, AND KATHERINE OLIVER OF BLOOMBERG ASSOCIATES AS HONOREES***

ESPN “Around the Horn” Host and GMA Contributor Reali Returned to Roots on WFUV Radio (90.7 fm/wfuv.org) Sat.

Michael Kay

Voice of the Yankees/YES Network

Greg Giombarrese

Lakewood BlueClaws

WFUV Alum Vin Scully's Final Year with the Dodgers

​Drew Casey

In Stadium Scoreboard Host, New York Yankees

​​John Kreiser

Managing Editor/Columnist, NHL

New York, September 19— The late, legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff, one of the most prolific and recognizable voices in sports broadcast history, has been selected to be the 10th recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org), the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for nearly 70 years.  Award-winning PBS News Hour anchors Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the Charles Osgood for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
 
The Awards will be presented on Wednesday night, November 1, at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting,” a benefit for WFUV, in the Costantino Room at Fordham School of Law (150 W. 62nd Street, NYC).
 
The Scully Award recognizes the iconic baseball broadcaster, who last year completed his 67th and final season as “Voice of the Dodgers” and is a renowned Fordham alumnus (1949). WFUV was the launching pad to his Hall of Fame broadcast career.
 
The Osgood Award acknowledges the distinguished Fordham/WFUV Radio alumnus (1954) who was the long time, four-time Emmy Award-winning anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, and continues to bring his wit and wisdom to the airwaves with The Osgood File on CBS Radio.  
 
CBS Evening News interim anchor and co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday Anthony Mason will host an armchair discussion with Rick Wolff, Bob's son, and Woodruff, reflecting on two extraordinary careers. Alice Gainer, FCRH ’04, CBS 2 reporter and co-anchor for WLNY-TV News, will serve as emcee for the evening.
 
Before his passing on July 15 at age 96, Mr. Wolff had received the call from Mr. Scully, and was delighted to hear the news. His son Rick Wolff will accept on his behalf. Another distinguished baseball broadcaster, Fordham alumnus (FCRH '82) and WFUV product, Michael Kay, the television "Voice of the New York Yankees" on YES Network and ESPN NY 98.7 FM Radio host of The Michael Kay Show, will make the presentation on behalf of Mr. Scully and WFUV. 
 
Wolff is credited as the only sportscaster to call the play-by-play of championships in all four major professional team sports – the NFL’s championship, baseball’s World Series, basketball NBA Finals and hockey’s Stanley Cup. He interviewed Babe Ruth, was the original voice of the Washington Senators in 1947, and was the Voice of the New York Knicks for both the franchise’s championship teams.
 
A special tribute will recognize Bob Ahrens, who recently retired after 20 years of service at WFUV as the station’s executive sports producer.
 
Exceptional WFUV student broadcasters John Furlong (FCRH ’18) for Sports and Kacie Candela (FCRH ’19) for News will also be among those honored. On the Record is designed to raise funds and elevate awareness with regard to WFUV’s news and sports training programs.
 
Previous Scully Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), Verne Lundquist (2014), Mike “Doc” Emrick (2015), and Brent Musburger (2016).
 
Previous Osgood Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Osgood (2008), Jim Lehrer (2009), BobSchieffer (2010),Tom Brokaw (2011). Christiane Amanpour (2012), Sam Donaldson (2013), Scott Simon (2014), Charlie Rose (2015), and Lesley Stahl (2016).
 
The two Fordham icons continue to receive plaudits. Scully received The Icon Award at the ESPYs earlier this year, and Osgood will be the recipient of an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement in October.
 
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC and PBS.
 
Gwen Ifill served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and managing editor ofPBS NewsHour until her death in November 2016.
 
For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Alexis Harrigan at  aharrigan@wfuv.org or 212-636-6508.

John Giannone

Rangers Reporter, MSG Network

Vin Scully

Voice of the Dodgers

Ryan Ruocco

ESPN NBA and YES Network Nets PBP

Distinguished WFUV Radio Sports ALUMNI

Ed Randall

Talkin' Baseball host/WFAN Radio

WFUV Radio’s ‎On the Record Honors Brent Musburger, Lesley Stahl with Awards Bearing Names of Distinguished Alumni Vin Scully and Charles Osgood

Bob Papa

Radio voice of the Giants/WFAN

MIKE “DOC” EMRICK RECEIVES VIN SCULLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM WFUV RADIO

Chris Majkowski

Producer, Mets Radio/WOR

WFUV Radio‎ (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) honored CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and ESPN play-by-play broadcaster Brent Musburger at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting” in a jam-packed Costantino Room at the Fordham University School of Law on Wednesday night, November 9.

Distinguished WFUV alumnus Connell McShane, looking fresh despite his marathon Election Night coverage on Fox Business Network and then morning duties on the WABC Radio Imus in the Morning program, served as Master of Ceremonies and moderator of an armchair discussion with Brent Musburger and CBS’s Anthony Mason.

Stahl, a 12-time Emmy Award recipient, accepted the Charles OsgoodAward for Excellence Broadcast Journalism in a video message. The award is named for legendary broadcaster, WFUV alumnus, and 1954 Fordham graduate, who took the stage for the presentation, joined by Fordham University President Fr. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, Provost Dr.Stephen Freedman and station General Manager Chuck Singleton.

“I am grateful and humbled to receive an award that bears Charles Osgood’s name,” said Stahl. “Only a news assignment would have kept me from coming.”

Musburger, one of the most recognized voices is sports broadcasting and a member of the National Sports broadcasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, accepted the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting, named after the Hall of Fame broadcaster, play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and alumnus of WFUV and Fordham (1949).

In a video message, the inimitable Mr. Scully acknowledged Musburger’s distinguished career, and as he has done with all prior seven sports broadcasting greats to receive the award that bears his name: “We’re delighted to have you! Welcome to ‘the Club!’"

ESPN anchor, host and commentator ChrisBerman presented his colleague Musburger with the Scully Award, highlighting a career that has included pioneer efforts on the NFL Today on CBS in the mid-seventies to calling virtually every major sport from the NBA to college football and basketball on ABC and ESPN. “I salute the man who made CBS Sports a must watch. He’s done it all, and no matter what the game, he's thrilled to be there.”

Berman acknowledge Musburger as so willing to assist a young student sportscaster when he was the Voice of the Brown Bisons – “whatever I can do to help!” – and encouraged the WFUV broadcasters to “go for it.”

“Vin Scully commands our admiration,” ” said Musburger in accepting the Scully Award, accompanied by his wife of 53 years, Arlene. “I grew up in Montana, a skip off the mountain, and would listen to Vin Scully’s radio welcome: ‘a very pleasant evening to you wherever you may be.’ There is nothing like it. Years later, I got to broadcast a World Series game with him on CBS Radio. Now to receive an award with the name Vin Scully on it, there’s nothing like it.”

Musburger told the aspiring WFUV student broadcasters, a dozen strong in the audience, to “follow the dream."

Scully retired in October after 67 seasons as the Dodgers’ voice, while Osgood retired as host of CBS Sunday Morning on September 25, but continues with The Osgood File on CBS Radio. WFUV is the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for nearly 70 years, which both used as launching pads to their illustrious careers in broadcasting.

WFUV’s exceptional student broadcasters who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing media careers, Drew Casey (FCRH ’17), who was in attendance to accept the Bob Ahrens Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism, and Jake Shore (FCRH ’17,) unable to attend because he is studying abroad, were spotlighted for sports and news, respectively.

CBS This Morning Saturday Co-host and National correspondent Anthony Mason, another involved in gavel-to-gavel Election Night coverage into the morning’s wee hours, and Musburger reflected on the news and sports broadcast industries and their careers in an armchair discussion moderated by Connell McShane.

WFUV program director and popular host Rita Houston, who shapes the eclectic musical direction of the station, deejay Dennis Elsas, a music legend in New York radio whose career has spanned four decades, news director George Bodarky, and sports director Bob Ahrens were also among the station’s staff members at the benefit.

FUV alumni in attendance included Tony Reali, host of ESPN’s Around the Horn and Good Morning America contributor, Spero Dedes, CBS Sports NFL and college basketball play-by-play man, and John Martin, ESPN Radio executive producer spearheaded the sports luminaries present, which also included former Mets World Champion and current SNY Mets analyst Ron Darling and ESPN writer and commentator JA Adande.

Previous Osgood Award recipients have included inaugural honoree Osgood (2008), Jim Lehrer (2009), Bob Schieffer (2010), Tom Brokaw (2011), Christiane Amanpour (2012), Sam Donaldson (2013), Scott Simon (2014), and Charlie Rose (2015).

Previous Scully Award recipients are inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), PatSummerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), Verne Lundquist (2014), and Mike DocEmrick (2015).

The benefit supported WFUV (90.7 FM or www.wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, and a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for nearly 70 years. All proceeds will be used to support WFUV’s one-of-a-kind training programs for Fordham University students. Each year, FUV provides 70 to 85 paid internships; workshops for 120 to 150 students - in news and sports multiplatform journalism, engineering, and production; and 40,000+ hours of training and public service. Participants and graduates of this hands-on education go on to receive awards in all areas of broadcasting. Since 2010, alone, WFUV has won more than 150 national and local awards for news and sports. Student stories are often highlighted on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Vin Scully Highlighted in the New York Post