Maryland honoring longtime ‘Voice of the Terrapins’ Johnny Holliday

September 26, 2013

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Thirty-five years after he joined the Terrapin Sports Radio Network in 1978, Maryland will honor longtime announcer Johnny Holliday with a halftime ceremony on Oct. 12 during the Maryland-Virginia football game at Byrd Stadium.

“Johnny is a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has been a part of so many iconic moments in Maryland athletics over the past 35 years,” Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said in a press release.  “His impact goes way beyond the broadcast booth as he has been an outstanding ambassador for our program and our community. For 35 years, Johnny has been the Voice of the Terrapins and we have listened as he has shared the many outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes, coaches and teams through his powerful storytelling ability.”

Holliday, who was inducted into the Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003, currently hosts Nats Xtra on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. He’s called four ACC football championships and seven bowl victories for Maryland, and was once a nationally renowned disc jockey with his work featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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