Our next Q&A is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, with MASN sportscaster and DC radio legend Johnny Holliday. We plan to tape at 1pm at the DC Cable studios in Eckington. The address is 1899 9th St NE, Washington, DC 20018. (202) 671-0066 We would love to have some folks in the audience, so please join us. Let us know if you plan to attend with a quick note here. There is parking at the studio. It's easy to get to off New York Avenue.
Here's his official bio. Impressive, to say the least ...
Johnny Holliday is in his ninth season with MASN and his 36th as "Voice of the Maryland Terrapins" for both football and basketball. His long list of credits includes coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympics for ABC Radio, where he spent 28 years as morning sports anchor. He has covered championship boxing and the Masters as well as the Liberty, Aloha, Peach and Gator Bowls.
Holliday's career allows him to lay claim as Washington's most versatile broadcaster.
His face and voice are one of the most familiar in all of Washington radio and television. During his disc jockey days, he was named No. 1 in America. He has called play-by-play for the Washington Bullets, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, University of California and Stanford. He has also hosted shows for the San Francisco Giants and Washington Redskins. Dick Vitale named Johnny one of his top 15 play-by-play voices in the nation. A native of Miami, Florida, he has worked in four of the nation's prime radio markets: Cleveland, New York City, San Francisco and Washington.
Washingtonian Magazine honored Holliday as Washingtonian of the Year for his many civic activities.
He was a 2014 inductee into The Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and was the 2014 NSSA Maryland Sportscaster of the Year. Holliday has been recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame with the Lindsay Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster Award, by the Catholic Youth Organization as its National Person of the Year, and by the Diabetes Association as its Father of the Year. In 2010 Johnny was named one of 60 influential Marylanders. He is also a member of the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The Johnny Holliday Scholarship Golf Classic has raised over a million dollars for the Youth Leadership Foundation and a scholarship in Johnny's name to The University of Maryland. His basketball and softball teams have raised close to two million dollars for charity and he hosts his own celebrity golf tournament to benefit the Youth Leadership Foundation.