Dodger broadcaster Charley Steiner will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame during its 21st annual gala Saturday, November 9.
The black-tie ceremony, hosted by broadcast icon Larry King, will also honor Steve Dahl and Garry Meier (Chicago), Blair Garner (Nashville), John Lanigan (Cleveland), Paul W. Smith (Detroit), Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo (Los Angeles) and Powel Crosley Jr. (Cincinnati & Sarasota) as members of the Class of 2013.
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Steiner, a four-time Emmy winner, just completed his ninth season as play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers, calling all the games heard on KHTS AM 1220.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Steiner spent three seasons (2002-04) on the New York Yankees’ radio broadcast team. Before joining the Yankees, the New York native spent 14 years at ESPN, where, among many assignments, he anchored SportsCenter and did play-by-play for Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio.
Steiner began his professional broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Ill. and graduated from Bradley University in 1971. In 2010, Steiner delivered the commencement address at his alma mater and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Previous sportscasting inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame include Dodger Hall of Fame broadcasters Vin Scully and Red Barber, Mel Allen, Marty Brennaman, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell, Harry Kalas, Ronald Reagan and Bob Uecker.
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Source: Santa Clarita News