One of the legendary figures in sports and media in Washington is Andy Ockershausen, the former boss at WMAL radio, Home Team Sports and now working with Comcast Sportsnet. Thursday night at the Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Comcast paid tribute to Andy O in an 80th birthday celebration that featured a number of Washington dignitaries in sports and media.
It was a history of sports in this town for more than 50 years. Andy O’s good friend, Charlie Brotman, was one of the emcees, and some of those who paid tribute to Andy O were John Riggins, Mark Moseley, Bobby Mitchell and Doc Walker.
One panel that was particularly enjoyable was the reuniting of the voices of Washington Redskins radio — Sonny Jurgenson, Sam Huff and Frank Herzog. They told the story of how Andy O had brought Sonny in to join Sam and Frank the radio broadcast, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The show will air on Comcast Sportsnet at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.
I will be on The Sports Reporters on ESPN 980 AM on Monday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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