Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chris Carrino gets NFL play by play gig with Compass Media

From our friends at the Compass Media Networks, we get word of their latest hire. It's NJ Nets play by play man Chris Carrino being tabbed to handle the Sunday NFL radio duties for them. He'll team with Brian Baldinger.

Here's the full release -

CHRIS CARRINO HIRED AS PLAY-BY-PLAY VOICE FOR COMPASS MEDIA NETWORK'S NFL RADIO BROADCASTS

CARRINO PARTNERS WITH BRIAN BALDINGER THROUGH THE 2009/2010 NFL SEASON


Compass Media Networks announces the addition of Chris Carrino as the play-by-play voice for selected Sunday Afternoon NFL games for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. Carrino - the long-time voice of New Jersey Nets radio -- will join NFL Networks' Brian Baldinger in the radio broadcast booth.

"Chris is a tremendous broadcast talent," said Peter Kosann, founder of Compass Media Networks. "The broadcast team of Carrino and Baldinger is second to none and demonstrates our commitment to offering radio stations, listeners, and advertisers the best national play-by-play programming heard on the radio dial."

"I am honored to join Compass Media Networks," said Carrino. "We will work extremely hard to deliver a compelling broadcast."

"Chris and I worked together on NFL Europe," added Baldinger. "We are going to have a lot of fun on the radio together."

"Our goal is to offer listeners a fresh perspective on the games," said Michelle Salvatore, general manager and executive producer of Compass Media Networks - Sports. "Brian and Chris are the first step in this direction. We expect to make other announcements shortly."

ABOUT CHRIS CARRINO:
Chris Carrino will begin his eighth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Nets, whose games are heard on WFAN 660 AM. Carrino has described many of the greatest moments in franchise history, including both NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. Chris also fills in on the TV side occasionally for YES Network’s coverage of Nets games. Overall, he has been involved with the Nets broadcasts since 1992, when he started as studio coordinator and feature reporter.

This summer, Carrino made his Olympic debut calling basketball play-by-play as part of NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Over the years, Carrino has lent his voice to numerous International competitions for both NBA TV and ESPN, including the 2006 FIBA World Championships and the 2007 FIBA Tournament of the Americas.

Chris also has added football to his resume, calling the radio play-by-play of Giants pre-season football as well as TV play-by-play of college football for the ESPN family of stations. He has also worked as an NFL Network broadcaster, calling the final two seasons of NFL Europe as well as the 2007 World Cup of American Football.

A 1992 graduate of Fordham University, Carrino was an award-winning radio voice of Fordham basketball, football, and baseball on the famed WFUV. The 38-year old Carrino resides in New Jersey with his wife, Laura, and their son, Christopher.

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