Saturday, January 23, 2016

Man, Johnny Holliday Used to Be Cool

Long-time voice of the Maryland Terrapins and possible automaton Johnny Holliday at one time had a really cool career.  After working with so-called "Fifth Beatle" Murray the K in New York, he moved to the "Boss of the Bay" KYA in San Francisco where he was named America's Top Disc Jockey in 1965 and co-hosted the Beatles' final concert, at Candlestick Park, in 1966.  He was even the announcer of TV's "Hullabaloo" and "The Roger Miller Show."  While in the Bay Area, Johnny started doing public address work for the San Francisco Warriors and Oakland Raiders and broadcasting college games for Cal and Stanford.

From there, Johnny went on to WWDC in this area and radio work for the Washington Senators and Bullets.  He became the voice of the Terps in 1979 and does pre- and post-game shows for the Nats with Ray Knight.  He's also a fine song and dance man, I hear.    

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