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Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock

Holliday, Johnny, and Moore, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 158261461X / ISBN 13: 9781582614618
Published by Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2002
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xii, 231, [13] pages. Illustrations. Index. Foreword by Tony Kornheiser. Afterword by Dick Vitale. Inscribed by Holliday and signed by Moore on title page. Minor corner crease at page 27/28. Johnny Holliday (born John Holliday Bobbitt on October 15, 1937) is an American radio and TV sportscaster and a former Top 40 radio disc jockey. Holliday has been the "voice" of the Maryland Terrapins football and basketball teams since 1979. He has broadcast more than 1,200 University of Maryland games, including twelve bowl games in football, as well as ten Sweet Sixteen and two Final Four appearances, including Maryland's NCAA Championship basketball victory over Indiana in 2002. Since 2008 Holliday has hosted the Washington Nationals baseball team pre and post game shows on MASN, Nats Xtra, with analyst Ray Knight. He also contributes sports reports to the ABC Radio Network. On TV Holliday was the announcer of the NBC musical variety shows Hullabaloo and The Roger Miller Show in 1966. He has also been the announcer for ABC's This Week with David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson, and Cokie Roberts. Holliday was featured on the CBS series Good Morning, World. On the stage, Holliday has appeared in more than thirty productions and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best actor in a Washington, D.C. musical for his role in Me and My Girl. In Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock, the pioneer Top 40 DJ retraces the steps that carried him from an "all black" R&B station in hometown Miami to his current 24 year tenure as radio play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Written with his friend and journalist Stephen Moore, Johnny recalls his glory rock and roll DJ days in Cleveland, New York, and San Francisco; his job as PA announcer for the Browns, Warriors, and Raiders; his live coverage of nine Olympic Games for ABC Sports; and, in a diverse career that includes creating the "Radio One-ders," the first radio station charity team, his adventures with close friends and professional colleagues like Rick Barry, Paul Hornung, Sal Bando, Joe Theismann, Joe Dimaggio, Morgan Wooten, Denny McLaine, Ted Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and U-MD Coaches Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen. Autobiography of a local college sportscaster and pitchman for automobile dealerships, etc. He drops innumerable names including Willard Scott, Janis Joplin, Pee-Wee Herman, Yogi Berra, Barbara Bush, and Pope John Paul II. Bookseller Inventory # 74216

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Title: Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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In Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock, the pioneer Top 40 DJ retraces the steps that carried him from an "all black" R&B station in hometown Miami to his current 24 year tenure as radio play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Written with his friend and journalist Stephen Moore, Johnny recalls his glory rock and roll DJ days in Cleveland, New York (where he worked with Murray the K), and San Francisco; his job as PA announcer for the Browns, Warriors, and Raiders; his live coverage of nine Olympic Games for ABC Sports; and, in a diverse career that includes creating the "Radio One-ders," the first radio station charity team, his adventures with close friends and professional colleagues like Rick Barry, Paul Hornung, Sal Bando, Joe Theismann, Joe Dimaggio, Morgan Wooten, Denny McLaine, Ted Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and U-MD Coaches Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen.

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Holliday is a broadcasting legend who first gained national recognition in 1959 as a rock 'n roll disc jockey at one of the pioneer Top 40 radio stations in the U.S. Cleveland's WHK. He has been the voice of the University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball and football since 1979. For 21 years his daily sports reports have been heard on the ABC Radio Networks and have included live coverage from Olympic games.

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