Mark Boyle voted 2015 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year

Mark Boyle, now in his 28th season as the Radio Voice of the Indiana Pacers, was named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year (for 2015) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Mark Boyle is currently in his 28th season as the Indiana Pacers radio play-by-play man.

Mark Boyle is currently in his 28th season as the Indiana Pacers radio play-by-play man.

It is the second year in a row Boyle has won, and the fourth time over his very successful broadcast career. (Also: 1995, 1999, 2014.) It is particularly special honor for recipients because it is voted on by peers in their state.

[Boyle named recipient of 2015 Meagan Skinner Award]

I’ve listened to every NBA team’s radio broadcast and I firmly believe that Boyle is without question the best in The Association. He sets — better yet, paints — the scene in high definition descriptions so that listeners can easily visualize what he is seeing.

What color uniforms, which way down the floor, who has the ball, how did they dribble, how did they slip past the defense and what did the ball do on the rim. He’s outstanding and worth your time even if you’re not a Pacers fan.

As a play-by-play broadcaster, I frequently write down a note or word I heard Mark use in a broadcast, or how he handled a certain situation.

For instance, some of the best radio is when there’s a downtime in action, like a replay review or when the lights didn’t turn back on (ahem, Miami). Boyle entertains and often tells stories from his time with the team and while in the league. We as listeners enjoy stories and the feeling of being involved. Some of the best broadcasters (like Boyle, Mike Tirico, Ian Eagle) make it sound conversational.

We must continue to appreciate those who do great work, and one who, fortunately for all of us, has spent the majority of his Hall of Fame career in Indiana.

Also of note: Indianapolis Star Sports Columnist Gregg Doyel was named Indiana Sportswriter of the Year for the first time.

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