PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Friday announced that Tom Callahan of the Augusta Lynx, John Michael of the Johnstown Chiefs and Dan Weiss of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies have been selected as announcers for the audio broadcast of the 2005 Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game.
The audio broadcast is produced by NHL Radio and will feature a play-by-play announcer, a color commentator and a roving reporter who will be ice level interviewing participants and others involved with the All-Star Game as well as representatives from the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League.
The live audio play-by-play will be broadcast worldwide on the Internet by Yahoo! Events, marking the seventh consecutive year that Yahoo! has carried the ECHL All-Star Game audio live. The live broadcast will begin at 6:45 p.m. ET and the broadcast will be available through on-demand for one year.
The audio broadcast will be carried live in Reading on WIOV ESPN Radio 1240 AM and on tape delay at 7 p.m. PT in Las Vegas on 920-KBAD. The audio broadcast was offered free of charge to all ECHL teams and additional stations will be announced as they are added.
Tom Callahan, Augusta Lynx
Tom Callahan is in his second season as director of broadcasting and public relations for Augusta and is in his sixth season in professional hockey. Prior to joining the Lynx, Callahan spent three years as the play-by-play voice for Elmira in the United Hockey League and also broadcast an American Hockey League game for Syracuse. He has also covered the National Junior College hockey national championships, worked on regional for the former TNT “Motorsports” and spent two seasons covering Elmira baseball. A native of Lackawanna, N.Y., Callahan received his bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism and history from St. John Fisher College.
John Michael, Johnstown Chiefs
John Michael is in his second season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Chiefs. Michael received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he returned to earn both his law degree and MBA degree. Michael worked for more than four years as a trial attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Pittsburgh before becoming the play-by-play voice for the Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns, a minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Michael continues to broadcast baseball, basketball, football and hockey games for the Pittsburgh-based MSA Sports Network which has over 40 affiliates in Western Pennsylvania.
Dan Weiss, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Dan Weiss is in his second season as public relations and broadcasting manager for Atlantic City, overseeing public and media relations including promotional and community appearances as well as serving as the “Voice of the Bullies”. A native of Houston, Weiss was the director of public relations and media broadcasting for Corpus Christi of the Central Hockey League in 2002-03 while also creating and hosting the first daily local sports talk show in South Texas in three years. Before joining Corpus Christi, Weiss was the play-by-play voice for Northeastern University hockey in Boston.