"Voice of the Blues" Speaks to Sports Announcing Class | Webster University

"Voice of the Blues" Speaks to Sports Announcing Class

ST. LOUIS (August 29, 2019) – Vice president of broadcasting and radio play-by-play broadcaster for the St. Louis Blues, Chris Kerber, appeared as a guest speaker in Chris Hrabe's Sports Announcing class on Wednesday. For the past 19 years, Kerber has been better known as "the Voice of the St. Louis Blues."
Chris Kerber (left) and Chris Hrabe (right)
Students in the class appeared to be fascinated with Kerber's stories. In a deep radio broadcaster's voice, he spoke about the thrill and privilege of calling the Blues championship season, the importance of good interviewing skills in broadcasting, developing a voice, and much more. He candidly shared examples and advice from his 25-year career as a professional sports broadcaster.

The class, being offered for the first time in the School of Communications, was full. It's part of the BA in sports communication. For a first-time class, it's getting a lot of attention, most likely due to the instructor and his connections.

In addition to teaching the class, Hrabe is the host of "Sports Open Line" on KMOX News Radio 1120 from 6 p.m. to midnight weekdays. Earlier in the week, KMOX broadcaster Ryan Wrecker interviewed Hrabe about his first day of teaching the sports announcing class.

Listen to the interview that aired on the program "Overnight America" here:


More prominent regional broadcasters, media personalities, and sports figures are likely to be guest speakers in Hrabe's classes.

For more information about the Sports Communication degree:


In photo: Chis Kerber (left) and Cris Hrabe (right)

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