List of San Jose Sharks broadcasters

This is a list of broadcasters for the San Jose Sharks ice hockey team.

Current

Television (NBC Sports California)

  • Randy Hahn: play-by-play
  • Jamie Baker, color commentator[1]
  • Bret Hedican: color commentator[1]
  • Brodie Brazil: studio host
  • Curtis Brown: studio analyst[1]

Radio

  • Dan Rusanowsky: play-by-play
  • Jamie Baker: color commentator
  • Bret Hedican: color commentator[1]
  • Mark Smith: when both Baker and Hedican call the game on NBC Sports California

Radio

KUFX is the official radio station for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. In a 2006 column, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News noted that he could only listen to a broadcast of a Stanley Cup playoff game on KUFX since his cable company did not carry OLN (later Versus, now NBC Sports Network), which had exclusive television rights to the game. That situation, he noted, provided an ironic twist to him living in the technology-rich Silicon Valley.

From 1997 to 2000, KARA was the flagship station for the Sharks before KUFX took over in 2000.[2][3]

Years Play-by-play Color commentators
1991-92 Dan Rusanowsky[4] Tom Laidlaw
1992–1997 Dan Rusanowsky Chris Collins
1997–2000 Dan Rusanowsky Drew Remenda
2000–04 Dan Rusanowsky Pete Stemkowski
2005–2014 Dan Rusanowsky Jamie Baker (primary)
David Maley (when Baker is sent on assignments for the organization)
2014–2018 Dan Rusanowsky Bret Hedican (primary)
David Maley (when Hedican calls game on NBCSN or NBC Sports California)
2018–19 Dan Rusanowsky Jamie Baker (select games)
Bret Hedican (select games)
Mark Smith (select games)
2019–present Dan Rusanowsky Jamie Baker (select games)
Bret Hedican (select games)
Mark Smith (select games)
Scott Hannan (select games)

Notes

  • Dennis Hull did color commentary on non-televised games thru February 1992, Tom Laidlaw after; Dan Rusanowsky did televised games alone.
  • Rusanowsky is responsible for producing all Sharks radio broadcasts, and has worked with a variety of color commentators over his tenure with the team. Currently, his broadcast partner is either Jamie Baker or Bret Hedican, when the other calls the game with Randy Hahn on NBC Sports California. When both Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican calls the game with Randy Hahn on NBC Sports California, Mark Smith or Scott Hannan calls the game with him. Rusanowsky also operates and administers the San Jose Sharks Radio Network, which began in 1991 and brings Sharks broadcasts to Northern California.[4] Additionally, Rusanowsky is one of a select few play-by-play announcers who have called the NHL Game of the Week on Westwood One Radio Network.[4] Until 2000, Rusanowsky had been the only broadcaster who had called all San Jose Sharks regular season and playoff games in franchise history. This came to an end when he was injured in a serious automobile accident on November 25, 2000, ending a continuous broadcast streak of Sharks games at 774.[4] Due to the accident, he had missed 27 games.[5] Rusanowsky called his historic 1,000th Sharks regular season game on March 21, 2004 vs. Edmonton. On January 29, 2009, he was on the air with his 1,300th Sharks regular season game vs. Phoenix. Dan called his 2000th Sharks regular season game on January 16, 2018 vs. Phoenix.
    • As prevoiusly mentioned, Rusanowsky has done every Sharks game except for about 27 games from November 25, 2000 thru January 13, 2001. He was badly injured in an auto accident on his way to the arena that afternoon, and was unable to return until January 15, 2001. His replacements were Roxy Bernstein, Jim Blaney, Randy Hahn, Pat Olson, Ted Robinson, and Bob Stouffer.
  • From 1992-93 thru 1996-97, Chris Collins did color commentary on home games only.
  • From 1997-98 thru 1999-00, Drew Remenda did radio color commentary on all games.
  • In 2005–06 season, Baker returned to the San Jose Sharks, joining Dan Rusanowsky and David Maley on the Sharks' radio broadcast team. He called most games with Rusanowsky, although he would occasionally be replaced by Maley when sent on assignments for the organization. On a occasions, Baker and Maley joined Rusanowsky in a popular "triple-cast" format. Beginning with the 2008–09 season, Baker also hosts pre-game and post-game shows for Sharks games on NBC Sports Bay Area. He became Randy Hahn's color commentator on the Sharks' NBC Sports California broadcasts in 2014 after Drew Remenda's departure to a same role for the Edmonton Oilers. Since the 2018–19 season, he and Bret Hedican joined Randy Hahn in a popular "triple-cast" format.

Television

NBC Sports Bay Area was the home of the NHL's San Jose Sharks until the end of the 2008–09 NHL season when their games also moved to NBC Sports California. Over-the-air telecasts aired on KGO 7 from 1991–1994 and on KICU 36 from 1995–1999.

Years Play-by-play Color commentator "Inside-the-Glass" reporter
1991-92 Joe Starkey Brian Hayward
1992-93 Joe Starkey Pete Stemkowski
1993-96 Randy Hahn Pete Stemkowski
1996-97 Randy Hahn Chris Collins
1997-2000 Randy Hahn Steve Konroyd
2000-06 Randy Hahn Drew Remenda
2006–07 Randy Hahn Marty McSorley[6]
2007-09 Randy Hahn Drew Remenda
2009-2014 Randy Hahn Drew Remenda Bret Hedican
2014–2018 Randy Hahn Jamie Baker
2017–18 Randy Hahn Jamie Baker (primary)
Bret Hedican (during Baker's absences)
2018–19 Randy Hahn Jamie Baker
Bret Hedican
2019–present Randy Hahn Jamie Baker (select games)
Bret Hedican (select games)
Kendall Coyne Schofield (select games)[7]
Jamie Baker (select games)
Bret Hedican (select games)

Notes

  • After his coaching career, Remenda was offered a job as a broadcast analyst for the Sharks. Remenda started on radio, calling games with long-time Sharks radio announcer Dan Rusanowsky. In 1999, Remenda moved up to the Sharks TV crew, joining announcer Randy Hahn in calling Sharks games. His broadcast work with the Sharks over the years earned Remenda three Northern California Emmy Awards in the "On Camera Sports" category in 1999, 2001 and 2006. Remenda also hosted Shark Byte, a 30-minute magazine-style show on CSN Bay Area dedicated to a behind the scenes look at the Sharks. On May 17, 2006, following the Sharks' ouster from the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers, Remenda and Hahn tearfully wrapped up the telecast by announcing that Remenda would not return to the Sharks broadcast team in 2006–07. Remenda teamed up with Hahn on FSN Bay Area (now CSN Bay Area) again during Games 3 and 6 of the Sharks Western Conference semifinal matchup with the Detroit Red Wings when McSorley was unavailable for what the Sharks called "personal reasons."[8] The San Jose Mercury News reported on July 3, 2007, that the Sharks had made an offer to Remenda in an effort to lure him back to the team's broadcast booth for the 2007–08 season. A month later, the San Jose Sharks reported on their Web site that Remenda had agreed to return to the organization as the team's television color analyst, replacing the departed Marty McSorley. On June 17, 2014 it was reported that Remenda would not have his contract renewed as the Sharks colour analyst.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d http://sharks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=729139
  2. ^ Goldfisher, Alastair (April 7, 1997). "KARA-FM will take over Sharks coverage in fall". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Hamm, Andrew F. (July 15, 2005). "San Jose station gets five-year Sharks broadcast contract". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Ray, Rebecca (2001-03-21). "Shark Watch". Saratoga News.
  5. ^ "Veteran Sharks announcer finally gets to call Final". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ Pollak, David (Aug 2, 2007). "Popular Sharks TV analyst is back". San Jose Mercury News. BARF-Bay Area Riders Forum-Community-Kitchen Sink blog. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  7. ^ Sharks Add Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield to TV Broadcast Team
  8. ^ Pollak, David (August 2, 2007). "Popular Sharks TV analyst is back". San Jose Mercury News. BARF-Bay Area Riders Forum-Community-Kitchen Sink blog. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  9. ^ Pollak, David. "On podcast, Remenda likens his break-up with Sharks to a moment in 'Seinfeld". www.mercurynews.com. Retrieved June 20, 2014.

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