ESPN Radio's Dan Davis Calls It a Career On Friday
December 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM (PT)
ESPN RADIO’s SPORTSCENTER update reporter DAN DAVIS is calling it a career after five decades in broadcasting. After starting at WEMJ/LACONIA, NH in 1962, DAVIS will be shutting off the mic for the final time at 3:30p ET FRIDAY at ESPN RADIO’s BRISTOL, CT studios.
Over the years, DAVIS has covered high school football play-by-play; college football and basketball; more than 50 PGA Tour events; countless NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball games; the KENTUCKY DERBY, SUPER BOWL, NCAA Final Four, WORLD SERIES, NBA Finals, STANLEY CUP Finals and the OLYMPICS. Perhaps his best-known call is DOUG FLUTIE's famed desperation pass to GERARD PHELAN in 1984.
"THE DUKE" joined ESPN RADIO in JANUARY 1992 when the Radio network launched, and has been ESPN Radio’s best known SportsCenter update reporter since 1999. "ESPN is everything a sports guy could want, and more," DAVIS said. "Hard to claim that what I’ve done for years qualifies as ‘work.’"
"It’s been a privilege for all of us to work alongside ‘THE DUKE'," Exec. Producer John Martin said. "For 20 years, whether anchoring Sportscenter, Sportsbeat, or reporting live from the MASTERS and U.S. OPEN, DAN has been the gold standard for professional broadcast excellence. We can never thank him enough for his contributions to the growth and success of ESPN Audio."
DAVIS now plans to concentrate on golf in Florida, mixing some radio work with his golf game – not in that order.