The Flair and Poignancy of Ken "Hawk" Harrelson

November 18, 2014
Hosted by Pete D’Alonzo

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Episode Description

The views and perception of Hawk Harrelson on baseball. What's change that enhance,to what's shouldn't be touched or removed. His ideology on the players perspective of his era, to what's being portrayed in today's setting. Also, his feelings in the broadcast booth from yester years to today's standards. His remarks are one that will be etched in the broadcast industries from past & present calls, to what his personality and keen senses are perceived and still accepted by the viewership.

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Behind the Lens

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Our radio show will cover views and thoughts that aren’t normally spoken over the air. I investigate and pick the brains of my guests on scenarios that may have occurred during broadcasts or the lives and times of their playing careers. My approach will be a totally different interpretation from other individuals. My main perspective is making the program both informative as well as entertaining. There will be no holds barred on the topics covered. Many new innovations have been introduced in TV and many things have been taken away from the simplicity of the coverage. The guests will have the soapbox to emphasize the values and faults that have entrenched the airwaves. We will also touch on the transitions that have occurred in the interpretation of rules and the type of players’ physique and attitudes.

Part of my objective is to counter the validity of the subject matter so that you won’t be bored with rhetoric. The tempo of the show is upbeat and captivating!

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Pete D’Alonzo

Pete D’Alonzo

I am a freelance television technician with a thirty plus year career in LIVE network sports TV. My educational background includes a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts at Widener University and graduate work in Film/Journalism at San Francisco State University.

Over the years I have covered many competitions from a wide variety of amateur and professional sports. I have also covered network news and features in Chicago and San Francisco. In 1988 I received an Emmy Award while working for NBC Sports covering the World Series. In addition, while with CBS Sports in 1990 and 1991 my team and I were awarded an Emmy for Technical Operations during the World Series.

My talents expanded with logging the necessary hours in obtaining the skills and art of camera coverage. This background uniquely qualifies me to present you with an entertaining and engaging sports talk show.

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Episode Directory

December 2014

November 2014

  • 11/25/2014: What makes Mark Gubicza tick in working in television Listen Now
  • 11/18/2014: The Flair and Poignancy of Ken "Hawk" Harrelson Listen Now
  • 11/11/2014: The candor and color of Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow Listen Now
  • 11/4/2014: Chicago sports cable television with director Jim Angio Listen Now

October 2014

Larry Anderson



Former mlb pitcher in both American and national league. Currently working radio announcer for the Philadelphia phillies. View Guest page

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Jim Angio



One of the original cast of television sports directors that came onto the scene in Chicago . His background infamous on his presence of his claim of coverage for Chicago white-sox baseball, to the nba of working Chicago bulls. His descriptions and fine details of his benchmark qualities are immeasurable to how he carries his method of coverage of sports television. He's a definite household name not only in Chicago but on a national basis as well. View Guest page

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Jim Armintrout



Freelance director/producer/technical director/tape producer in for over 30 years within the Bay area of San Francisco, Phoenix Az,Denver,Co.L.A.,Ca. Has many accomplishments in the title he's received in, for the long days and commitments he's made into the industry. Has many views on how games are covered, and expresses that talent in how he delivers the product to the viewer. His enthusiasm and quick awareness in the product that's being produce, but also expressed in his personality View Guest page

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Shooty Babbit

Dave Burchett

Sports television director for over 30 years in Texas Rangers baseball View Guest page

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Tom Flores



Former Pro quarterback and head coach of the Oakland Raiders in its first introduction as the new league that was formed as the AFL , to its merger with the NFL . He had many striving encounters in making into the league, and proving his ability of his character in making the success as a all-star QB, to winning the super bowl twice as a head coach. He experience many paths in being a student of the game as a player and coach by witnessing the greats that injected the theory a mastery of ones philosophy in the game. View Guest page

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Doug Freeman



Has many accomplishment as a freelancer not only in the dedication and sacrifices he's made in the technical operations from camera and technical director, but also in his signature as advancing in the area of sports director. He's developed a style and trust as a director in the Los Angeles market for well over 30 years in both capacities. He has much of the opinions of where sports television started in the cable infancy days, to where it has grow into today's standard. His candid and straight shooting views will be of some interest to the listener. View Guest page

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Mike Gallego

Mark "Muds" Grant



Born and raised in the out skirts of Chicago in Aurora, Il. Was the 1st-round draft pick from the San Francisco Giants in 1981 as a pitcher. Played up through 10 years in the Majors. From there, he entered into the broadcast booth , starting with the San Diego Padres in 1997, and continues to this date. He has many sides in announcing the game in his ability of interjecting the strategies of the the team in game situations, alone with the mind set from the pitchers perspective. But, his most noteworthy trait is his zaniness and comic relief in the booth. A breath of fresh air from your normal broadcasts. View Guest page

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Tom Grieve

Colors analysis for Texas Rangers Baseball for over 30 years. Former major player and general manger. View Guest page

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Mark Gubicza



Phenom out of high school as a pitcher that brought many scouts to his games and was selected in the 2nd round by the Kansas City Royals. He played over 13 years for them with brought honors and playoffs appearances. From there he made his way into the broadcast booth expressing his insightfulness on the game and its strategies. He's had many experiences behind the mic working currently for the L.A. Angels and noteworthy ESPN in the past. View Guest page

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Ken "Hawk" Harrelson



Former major League player and over 30 years broadcasting major baseball, especially for the Chicago White-sox. View Guest page

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Mike Krukow



Former Pitcher and Baseball analysis for the San Francisco Giants. Has close to 30 years working behind the mic working Giants games both in the radio and television booths Has won awards not only as a player but has received accolades in his career as a broadcaster. View Guest page

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Duane Kuiper



Former player and current radio and television broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants. Has received many awards in doing local cable broadcasts, and is one the of the originals in doing the first ever giantsvision sports cable broadcast introduced to the Bay Area back in 1986. View Guest page

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Matt Vasgersian



Started out as a child actor,then change gears after attending USC to work in the television industry of sports television play by play announcing. Work as television announcer for the milwaukee brewers,and san diego padres. Currenting hosting MLB network shows, along with play by play with Fox sports network during regular season and playoffs. Has been announcing in the past for the NFL for Fox network. He has quite an impressive resume on his back ground experience, and I'm sure he has many topics to paint out on the show interview. View Guest page

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John Ward

3 time emmy award winning director in sports television. Tape producer/editor in all local sports broadcasts in the bay area. Served as President when the organization started back in the mid 80's as BAFA, then made the transition to a UNION presently known as IA 119. This man literally made from ground up starting as an intern ,to expanding to the In-House stadium master control wide-screen entertainment circuit as an director, to eventually scoring the call of making to the big leagues in directing the actual live cable/over- the- air broadcasts of San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. His talents were polished to the tee, through his mastery in expanding how coverage was done from his long enjoyable experiences. View Guest page

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