Category Archives: Sports Broadcasting

FOX Sports Indiana receives seven Emmy nominations for its Pacers coverage

Pacers, FSI, FOX Sports Indiana

FOX Sports Indiana, the television home of the Indiana Pacers, has received an all-time high eight nominations for the 2018 Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards. Seven of those are for its coverage of Pacers basketball throughout the 2017-18 season. In addition to its telecasts of Pacers basketball — airing all 82 games for the second time…

Slick Leonard plans Sunday return to Pacers radio broadcast

Hall of Famer Slick Leonard plans to get behind a microphone for the first time in 2018 on Sunday when the Pacers host the Miami Heat to Bankers Life Fieldhouse (5:00 pm). This was a date Slick had considered and he informed his radio partner, Mark Boyle, of his intentions Saturday afternoon. “Just spoke to…

Ep. 76: Slick Leonard

It will be eight weeks on Friday, March 2 since Slick Leonard, alone in his church’s parking lot, slipped on ice when unloading boxes to recycle. He forgot to put his car in park, slipped, and shattered the trochanter in one of his hips and says the pain has been “a monster.” Slick was admitted to…

Don Fischer voted Indiana Sportscaster of the Year for the 25th time

Don Fischer, the Voice of the Indiana Hoosiers, was named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. It’s the 25th year that Fischer — in his 45th season at IU calling football and men’s basketball games — has earned the title, easily the most in association history. The selection is based on…

FOX Sports Indiana televising all 82 Pacers games

For the second time in franchise history, FOX Sports Indiana will televise all 82 regular season Pacers games. Add in two preseason games — Oct. 4 at Milwaukee, Oct. 10 vs Maccabi Haifa of Israel — and FSI will be the home to at least 84 games this season. Last year, the FSI originally planned to…

Michael Grady moving to New York, hired as Brooklyn Nets sideline reporter

Three years ago, when Michael Grady joined WRTV-6 in Indianapolis as a sports reporter, I wrote: “If I was ESPN or FOX Sports 1, I’d hire Grady immediately and not look back.” Turns out a sports network finally took that advice. It wasn’t a matter of if, only when… The uber-talented and versatile Michael Grady,…

Mark Boyle re-signs with the Pacers, begins 30th season with the organization this fall

Mark Boyle has re-signed with the Indiana Pacers to remain the radio voice of the team. Boyle — a five-time Indiana Sportscaster of the Year award winner, including in each of the last three years — shared on social media that he had “officially signed to extend my tour with The Blue and Yellow Empire” Monday morning….

AUDIO: Scott Agness hosts on CBS Sports 1430AM — Pacers, Corey Joseph, Gordon Hayward talk and more

With Kent Sterling taking a much-deserved day off on Friday, I had the privilege of rolling solo on CBS Sports 1430AM in Indianapolis. While this time of the year is typically quiet, with very view leagues in season, there still was plenty to talk about. Especially on the NBA front. Earlier Friday, the Pacers acquired…