Mike “Doc” Emrick

Manchester alum Mike Emrick’s hockey vocabulary featured on NPR

A National Public Radio story describes Mike “Doc” Emrick ’68 as “the world's premier announcer for what is America's fourth team sport: ice hockey.”

Did you know the movement of the puck could be described 133 ways in just one game? Emrick actually did it.

In 1968, student radio station manager and Manchester senior Mike Emrick and faculty advisor Ronald Aungst worked to receive a Federal Communications Commission license.  The station became an FM station and began using the new station letters: WBKE in honor of the last names of station managers: Brent Barkman ’66, David Kistler ’67 and Emrick.

“I wanted in the worst way to be a sportscaster and the more broadcasting I did, the more I was hooked,” Emrick said in the Spring 2009 Manchester magazine. “The experience I got from doing sports events for WBKE helped immeasurably.”

Jan. 2, 2015

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