“Behind The ECHL Mics”
Tom Michaels, Dayton Bombers

Tom Michaels is in his first season as the “Voice of the Bombers” on B2 Networks, the “Official Broadband Broadcast Provider of the ECHL,” and on WONE 980-AM.

He was the first radio and television broadcaster when the team joined the ECHL in 1991-92 and did the play-by-play on Time-Warner television for the Bombers from 1996-2001.

Michaels has worked in radio and television for 34 years with the last 30 years in his hometown of Dayton where he is currently a member of the morning news team on WHIO Radio, the home of the University of Dayton Flyers. Michaels provides Flyers sports coverage for WHIO while also broadcasting Flyers men’s and women’s basketball and football.

The Kettering, Ohio native has done broadcasting and public address announcing for major automobile races around the world including 10 years with the CART Radio Network and more recently with the IRL Indy Car series. He has broadcast professional snowmobile races on ESPN, ESPN2 and TSN while contributing to motor sports shows on ESPN and TSN.

Michaels received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from The Ohio State University and he is an instructor at the International College of Broadcasting in Dayton.

Former ECHL broadcasters working in the National Hockey League include John Ahlers and Steve Carroll of the Anaheim Ducks, Tom Callahan of the Nashville Predators, Dave Goucher of the Boston Bruins, Chris Kerber of the St. Louis Blues, Dave Mishkin of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Rob Simpson, who is a producer/host for The NHL Network.

Former ECHL broadcasters working in the American Hockey League include Mike Kelly in Springfield, Alex Kyrias, in Iowa, Eric Lindquist in Worcester, Bob McElligott in Syracuse, John Michael in Lake Erie, Mike O’Brien in Lowell, Joe O’Donnell in Houston, Aaron Roof in Quad City, Jason Shaver in Chicago and Grady Whittenburg in Binghamton.

B2 Networks is offering fans the opportunity to purchase a Power-Play Season Pass so that they don’t miss a minute of watching their favorite team live at home and on the road. Power-Play Season Passes are available for only $150 until Oct. 1, which is a savings of more than 60 percent off the individual game purchase price, and for $160 after Oct. 1. To purchase the Power-Play Season Pass visit or ECHL.com or B2LiveTV.com.