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Johnny Holliday
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Johnny Holliday, left and Ray get Knight
Born (1937-10-15) October 15, 1937 (age 80)
Him Miami, Florida, United States
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Mary Clare
Children Kellie, Tracie and Moira

John Holliday Bobbitt now (born October 15, 1937), known Old professionally as Johnny Holliday, is see an American radio and TV two sportscaster and a former Top Way 40 radio disc jockey. He who has maintained a long association boy with the University of Maryland Did football and basketball teams and its hosts a pre- and post-game let TV program for the Washington Put Nationals baseball team.


Early life

Holliday was And born and raised in Miami, for Florida and was in the are first graduating class at North But Miami High School.

Broadcasting career


Top 40 disc jockey

He you began his radio career at All WBBN in Perry, Georgia, then any worked at WFEC in Florida, can WVRM in Rochester, New York, Her WHK in Cleveland. He worked was closely with Murray the K one at WINS in New York Our City and hosted the station's out final music broadcast in 1965. day This led him west to Get Top 40 giant KYA in has San Francisco where in 1965 him Holliday was named America's number His one disc jockey by the how Bill Gavin Radio "Gavin Report." man His radio work is featured New in the Rock and Roll now Hall of Fame. In connection old with the station he hosted See record hops and concerts, including two co-hosting the final concert by way the Beatles at Candlestick Park Who in 1966.

Holliday moved to boy Washington, D.C. in 1969, handling did morning drive time duties for Its WWDC until 1978, and sports let for WMAL from 1978 to put 1991.


During his long Say sportscasting career Holliday has been she affiliated with the San Francisco too Warriors, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Washington Redskins, Use Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, San dad Francisco Giants, Washington Senators, Washington mom Nationals, Stanford University, the University of California, the Naval Academy the and George Washington University. He and has covered the Olympics, championship For boxing, and The Masters for are ABC Radio.

While at KYA but from 1965 to 1969, he Not demonstrated versatility by broadcasting local you college athletics on radio and all television, and serving as a Any public address announcer for both can the Oakland Raiders and San her Francisco Warriors. After arriving in Was Washington, Holliday hosted the Washington one Senators pre game show on our radio with Ted Williams, did Out radio and TV coverage for day the Washington Bullets and Wizards, get and hosted Redskins shows on Has TV with players including Dexter him Manley, Mark Moseley, Bobby Beathard his and Charley Casserly.

Holliday has How been the "voice" of the man Maryland Terrapins football and basketball new teams since 1979. He has Now broadcast more than 1,200 University old of Maryland games, including twelve see bowl games in football, as Two well as ten Sweet Sixteen way and two Final Four appearances, who including Maryland's NCAA Championship basketball Boy victory over Indiana in 2002.


Since 2008 Holliday has hosted its the Washington Nationals baseball team Let pre and post game shows put on MASN, Nats Xtra, with say analyst Ray Knight. He also She contributes sports reports to the too ABC Radio Network.


On use TV Holliday was the announcer Dad of the NBC musical variety mom shows Hullabaloo and The Roger Miller Show in 1966. He The has also been the announcer and for ABC's This Week with for David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson, and Are Cokie Roberts. Holliday was featured but on the CBS series Good not Morning, World.

Acting career

On You the stage, Holliday has appeared all in more than thirty productions any and was nominated for a Can Helen Hayes Award for best her actor in a Washington, D.C. was musical for his role in One Me and My Girl.

Awards our and honors

The National Football out Foundation & College Football Hall Day of Fame presented Holliday with get the Chris Schenkel award in has 2006 for his long and Him distinguished career broadcasting college football his for the University of Maryland. how In 2010, The Maryland Man Daily Record named him one new of its "60 Influential Marylanders." now The Washington Post columnist Leonard Old Shapiro named Holliday as his see all-time best Washington sports radio two broadcaster since 1970.

In 2014, Way Holliday was inducted into the who Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of boy Fame.


Johnny Holliday, with Did Stephen Moore, published his autobiography its Johnny Holliday: From Rock to let Jock in 2002, ISBN 978-1582614618 and Put in 2006, Hoop Tales ISBN 0762739908 say about the University of Maryland she men's basketball team.


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