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Len Gambino

Len Gambino (Sportscaster.  Born, Stamford, CT, Apr. 18, 1938.)  A local star in southwest Connecticut, Leonard Gambino was a sportscaster for WSTC (AM 1400) for 26 years (1970-96).  During that stretch, Gambino broadcast high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, and hockey, as well as conducting a sports news show that by the mid-1970s also included […]

Stan Fischler

Stan Fischler (Hockey.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 31, 1932.)  A man of many parts, Stanley Fischler is best known as “the hockey maven,” although the appellation falls well short of full description.  A graduate of Brooklyn College, Fischler began his career as an assistant in the Rangers publicity office in 1954, but joined the New […]

Mike Emrick

Mike Emrick (Sportscaster.  Born Marion, IN, Aug. 1, 1946.)  Considered by many observers the premier hockey announcer in the U.S., Michael (Doc) Emrick has been associated with the Rangers and, most prominently, the Devils.  Emrick made his N.H.L. television debut in 1979 in Philadelphia but came to the Devils in 1983 on MSG Network.  He […]

Mike Crispino

Mike Crispino (Sportscaster.  Born, Hartford, CT, July 10, 1952.)  An all-purpose reporter and anchor, Michael Crispino has been with the MSG Network since 1992 and has done play-by-play for Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty games.

Alvin Cooperman

Alvin Cooperman (Executive.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 24, 1923; died, New York, NY, Aug. 11, 2006.)  After two hitches with the Shubert Organization (1939-51, 1963-67) and two with NBC Television (1951-63, 1967-68), Alvin Isaac Cooperman became executive vice president of Madison Square Garden in late 1968, effectively succeeding Ned Irish as chief operating officer of […]

Joe Cohen

Joe Cohen (Executive.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 4, 1947.)  Until his resignation in 2002, Joseph Maxwell Cohen was responsible for strategic planning for a new Garden, the fifth in the arena’s history.  After joining the Garden for the first time in 1970, Cohen rose to vice president of Madison Square Garden Cable in 1975 and […]

Bruce Beck

Bruce Beck (Broadcasting.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 18, 1956.)  Starting in 1997, Bruce David Beck, as the weekend sports anchor and sometimes weekday field reporter, formed a formidable team with Len Berman on WNBC-TV (Channel 4) in New York.  Simultaneously, the industrious Beck conducted a sports call-in show on New Jersey’s CN8 cable network.  He […]

Marv Albert

Marv Albert (Sportscaster.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 12, 1943.)  Easily the most familiar voice to generations of New York sports fans, Marv Albert became a part of the New York sports scene as the radio announcer for both the Knickerbockers and the Rangers in the 1960s and 1970s.  Albert became the radio play-by-play man for the […]

Seth G. Abraham

Seth G. Abraham (Executive.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 20, 1947.) On June 7, 2001, Seth G. Abraham, who had joined Madison Square Garden only eight months earlier as executive vice president and chief operating officer, was promoted to president of Madison Square Garden/Radio City Entertainment. Before he resigned in January 2004, he had responsibility for, among […]

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