Josh Lewin

Josh Lewin (born October 25, 1968) is an American sportscaster who works as a play-by-play announcer for the UCLA Bruins football and basketball teams and the Boston Red Sox on WEEI .[1]

Josh Lewin and Tom Grieve
Lewin with Tom Grieve
Josh Lewin
Josh Lewin on April 9, 2017 (cropped)
Lewin in 2017
BornOctober 25, 1968 (age 50)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationSports broadcaster

Early life and career

Lewin is originally from Rochester, New York, but lived outside of Boston for several years as a young boy. As early as nursery school, he was an avid sports fan, and he got his start in broadcasting as the radio commentator for the Rochester Red Wings at the age of 16. After graduating from Northwestern University (where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity) in 1990, Lewin became the Red Wings' regular play-by-play announcer.

Broadcasting career

Major League Baseball

Lewin went on to call Baltimore Orioles games on the radio in 1995 and 1996, on TV for the Chicago Cubs on WGN in 1997 and on TV for the Detroit Tigers from 1998-2001 on Fox Sports Detroit. In 2000, he was the first-ever recipient of the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting, awarded by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. He was the TV voice for the Texas Rangers from 2002 through 2010, usually on Fox Sports Southwest but also on local broadcasts for KDFI, KDFW and TXA 21. The Rangers organization announced on October 11, 2010, that Lewin would not be returning as play-by-play announcer for the team.[2] On February 9, 2012, it was announced that Lewin would be joining the New York Mets Radio Network, succeeding Wayne Hagin. He shared play-by-play duties with Howie Rose on Mets broadcasts. Lewin left his position with the Mets following the 2018 season.[3] As of the 2019 MLB season, Lewin serves as a part-time play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox Radio Network broadcasts alongside Joe Castiglione.[4]

Lewin was one of the original play-by-play commentators for Fox Major League Baseball, calling regular season regional games from 1996-2011. He started on the fourth regional crew calling games, but by 1999 was promoted to the number three booth where he would remain from 1999-2011. He would often fill in for principal play-by-play men Joe Buck (with Tim McCarver during the regular season) or Thom Brennaman (with Steve Lyons during the postseason). Lewin left Fox Sports after his contract with Fox Sports Southwest was not renewed. Since 2006 Fox prefers hiring national play-by-play announcers who work more than one sport..

National Football League

During football seasons past, Lewin served as both a sideline reporter and play-by-play man for Fox NFL and called NFL games for SportsUSA/Jones Radio. From 2005 to 2016, he was the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers (he left after the team's move to Los Angeles at the end of the 2016 season).[5] On August 26, 2006, Lewin provided television play-by-play for Fox Sports' Fox Saturday Baseball game of the week between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. That game took place at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. When the game was over, he traveled 90 miles down to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego to provide radio play-by-play coverage of the San Diego Chargers' NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks for the Chargers Radio Network. The two games announced in one day was similar to Ted Leitner's time as announcer for both the Chargers and the San Diego Padres when he would broadcast a Chargers game then travel to join the Padres broadcast late in the baseball season.

National Hockey League

Lewin has also subbed in as the Dallas Stars play-by-play man when Dallas' usual lead voice, Ralph Strangis, was recovering from a car accident in 2003. He also did play-by-play for Fox NHL Saturday in 1998 and FSN Detroit's coverage of CCHA hockey.

The Josh and Elf Show

On October 29, 2010, it was announced that Lewin would be moving to 105.3 The Fan to host a new show in their 11am–2pm time slot.[6] The new show started on November 1, 2010, with Greg Williams and Richie Witt moving their show to the 2pm–7pm slot. On Monday, November 29, 2010, it was announced Mark "Elf" Elfenbein would be joining the show now named The Josh and Elf Show. Following Lewin's hiring by the New York Mets and departure from The Fan, Elf and friends was launched. Numerous personalities tried out to fill Lewin's spot. He would eventually be replaced by Jane Slater, making it The Elf and Slater Show.

College football

Lewin is employed by the Big Ten Network calling football games. He also has called Conference USA football on Sports USA as well. On June 2, 2016, he was hired to be the play-by-play announcer for the UCLA Bruins football team.

College basketball

Lewin also calls collegiate basketball with UCLA, Sports USA, Fox Sports Networks and formerly with the SMU Mustangs and Michigan State Spartans.

References

  1. ^ Helfand, Zach (June 2, 2016). "Josh Lewin tabbed as UCLA's new play-by-play announcer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Josh Lewin out of Rangers TV booth in 2011; Tom Grieve will be back Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Josh Lewin will not return to Mets' radio team". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  4. ^ Reimer, Alex (February 14, 2019). "The Media Column: Revamped Red Sox booth will feature Sean McDonough's return to Boston and Chris Berman calling games". WEEI.Radio.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/chargers/sd-sp-chargers-radio-josh-lewin-20170605-story.html
  6. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Josh Lewin Hired as 105.3 The Fan Juggles Lineup".

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The 1997 Chicago Cubs season was the 126th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 122nd in the National League and the 82nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 68–94. The team never had a record above .500 at any point during the season.

The season is perhaps best remembered for the miserable way in which the team began the season, losing their first 14 games before finally winning the second game of a double-header against the New York Mets. The 0-14 start brought the superstition of the "billy goat curse" to the forefront, and at one point a goat was actually led around Wrigley Field in an effort to end the curse.

This was also Harry Caray's final season as broadcaster for the team, and in MLB. He died just prior to the 1998 Chicago Cubs season.

KRLD-FM

KRLD-FM (105.3 MHz, "105.3 The Fan") is a commercial radio station licensed to Dallas, Texas, and serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. KRLD-FM is owned by Entercom, and airs a sports radio format. The station's studios and offices are located along North Central Expressway in Uptown Dallas, and the transmitter site is in Cedar Hill.

The station airs local sports talk shows most of the day and evening, and carries nationally syndicated programming from CBS Sports Radio during the late night and overnight hours. KRLD-FM is the flagship station of the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network and the Texas Rangers Radio Network. Some early hours on weekends are paid brokered programming. In the sports radio format, KRLD-FM's chief rival is Sportsradio 1310/96.7 The Ticket. In addition, 103.3 KESN in Allen, Texas, serves as the Dallas/Fort Worth outlet for ESPN Radio, as well as airing local sports shows.

KRLD-FM broadcasts in HD Radio. It carries the all-news radio format of its sister station 1080 KRLD on its HD 2 subchannel. Its HD 3 subchannel is devoted to coverage of the Dallas Cowboys football team, with additional programming from the CBS Sports Radio.

Lewin

Lewin is a Germanic name, usually originating from either of two different sources, the Anglo-Saxon Leofwine or a variant of the Jewish Levin. People with the name include:

Albert Lewin (1894–1968), American film director, producer, and screenwriter

André Lewin, French Ambassador

Benjamin Lewin, founder of the Cell journal

Bernard Lewin, German-born American collector of Mexican art

Blanca Lewin, Chilean television and film actress

Daniel M. Lewin, co-founder of Akamai Technologies, and victim of the September 11 attacks.

David Lewin (1933–2003), American music theorist and composer

Derek Lewin (1930–2019), English amateur international footballer

Francisca Lewin, Chilean actress

Frank Lewin (1925–2008), American composer and teacher

Gary Lewin (born 1964), British football physiotherapist

Herbert Lewin (physician) (1899-1982), German physician, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (1963–1969)

Herbert G. Lewin (1914-2010), American politician

Hugh Lewin (1939–2019), South African anti-apartheid activist and writer

John Lewin (1770–1819), English-born artist, first professional artist of the colony of New South Wales

Josh Lewin, American sports commentator

Kurt Lewin (1890–1947), German psychologist

Leif Lewin, Swedish historian

Louis Lewin, German pharmacologist

Mark Lewin, American professional wrestler

Michelle Lewin, Venezuelan model

Moshe Lewin, historian of Russia

Nathan Lewin, American attorney

Nora Lewin, fictional District Attorney appearing in the Law & Order franchise

Ralph A. Lewin (1921–2008), American biologist known as "the father of green algae genetics"

Robert Lewin (screenwriter) (1920–2004), motion picture-TV writer-producer-director

Robert Lewin (1918–2004), Polish-born British art dealer and philanthropist

Roger A. Lewin, psychiatrist and writer

Roger Lewin, anthropologist and science writer

Ruthe Lewin Winegarten (1930–2004), American author, activist, and historian

Stephen Lewin (19th century), English builder of steamboats and steam locomotives

Terence Lewin, Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy

Walter Lewin, nuclear physicist

William Lewin (1747–1795), English naturalist and illustrator

Lewin Nyatanga, Welsh footballer

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Howie Rose serves as play-by-play and color commentator on the broadcasts, alternating these roles with another broadcaster. Most recently this was Josh Lewin, who called games alongside Rose from 2012-2018. Wayne Randazzo replaced Lewin as co play-by-play commentator and serves as post-game host. Ed Coleman previously hosted the pre-game and post-game shows, which were called Mets Extra by WFAN, and served as a substitute broadcaster when necessary (usually for Lewin, who in addition to his Mets duties is the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers and is forced to miss weekend games in September in order to fulfill those duties). However, in January 2014 it was announced that Coleman would not be part of the WOR broadcasts as he has been employed by WFAN since its inception. (Although WFAN personalities Chris Carlin and Marc Malusis have been heard on WOR through its broadcasts of Rutgers University sporting events, WOR does not produce Rutgers' games and is instead an affiliate of its radio network.) Coleman will return to the Mets booth as pre-game host in 2019

On April 1, 2019, Entercom announced that it had discontinued the Mets' radio network and would only be carrying games on WCBS for the 2019 season. The Mets cited the loss of some of its affiliates prior to the season (among them WROW in Albany) and the relative expense of satellite space for the discontinuation. At least one station, WTLA in Syracuse (the city that houses the Mets' AAA affiliate), expressed objection to the cancellation, as that station had an affiliation deal that ran through 2020 and will not be honored. WCBS, a maximum power clear-channel station that can be received in most of the Eastern United States at night, now exclusively airs all games.

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