Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NYC Radio: John Sterling Honored With Governors’ Award

John Sterling
Entercom proudly commends longtime WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM Yankees Radio Network broadcaster John Sterling for receipt of the 2020 Governors’ Award, presented by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NY NATAS). 

The Governors’ Award, an honorary Emmy, celebrates Sterlings’ 60th anniversary as a broadcaster and his thirty-one years as the radio voice of the New York Yankees.

“We’re proud to have iconic broadcaster John Sterling as a part of our Yankees Radio Network broadcast team and congratulate him for this distinguished honor,” said Mark Chernoff, Senior Vice President, Entercom New York. “From his unique home run calls to his encyclopedic knowledge of all things Yankees, our gameday broadcasts are better with John, and this award acknowledges his invaluable contributions to the industry.”

“Whenever you get an award, it’s wonderful. But when you get an award from your peers, it is even better. I’m very humbled and appreciative to be the recipient of the 2020 Governors’ Award,” said Sterling. “I’m thankful to the board for their recognition of my longtime work with the New York Yankees, which is nothing short of a labor of love for me.”

Sterling has served as the radio voice of the New York Yankees since 1989, with games airing on sister station WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) from 2002 to 2013 and WFAN since 2014. He also serves as host of the YES Network's “Yankeeography” series and hosts “Sterling on Sports,” a nightly team commentary on WCBS-TV.

Sterling previously announced New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and New York Islanders games for WMCA-AM, WVNJ-AM, WOR-TV and SportsChannel New York.

Previously, he spent nine years in Atlanta hosting a sports call-in show on WSB radio and covered the Atlanta Braves for Turner Sports. Other roles include Yankees pre-game host for WMCA-AM and sister station 1010 WINS in New York, as well as play-by-play announcer for the then-Baltimore Bullets and Morgan State University football in Baltimore. Sterling has received 12 Emmy Awards, including two for his role with the “Yankeeography” series.

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