Saturday, August 15, 2015

On the Beat with Chicago Bandits Broadcaster Mike Knezevich 2015

The Johngy's Beat and Justin's World of Softball joint coverage of the Chicago Bandits brings us to their broadcaster Mike Knezevich.  The veteran broadcaster was kind enough to grant us a few minutes of his time, along with inviting me into the broadcast booth (but more on that in a future story).
Knezevich brings a wealth of broadcasting experience to the Bandits.  He also brings passion and professionalism.  I'd love to talk baseball over a pizza and cold Coke with Mike.  Actually, I shouldn't just say "baseball," because Mike's
For the last 21 years, he has been with the Regional Radio Sports Network, where he broadcasted Northwest Indiana high school sports of all sorts.  His list of accomplishments is too lengthy for this spot, but does include being inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame, being named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year (4 times) and being a three time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association “Indiana Sportscaster of the Year” award.  Clearly, Mike has taken home a lot of hardware over the years!
In our introduction interview with Mike, we glossed over his career, talked about his broadcasting favorites, his special moments, the Bandits and more.  It was a real pleasure talking to this pro.
I thank Mike for his time and for great listening pleasure on the Bandits broadcasts all season.  I also thank him for letting me join him for a bit in the booth.  Stay tuned for that experience.

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