Category Archives: Ron Weber

Impact Callup: John Walton Named Capitals’ Radio Voice

I trace my passion for puck in Washington back to the 1970s, and Ron Weber’s radio calls of Caps’ games on WTOP. Radio men in hockey back then — most particularly in this region of the world — had a … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, New media, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

The Capitals’ Organization Completes a Hat Trick of Broadcast Triumph This Season

Big-time congratulations are in order to the Hershey Bears’ John Walton, who called his 1,000th American League game last night in Hershey’s 4-3 win over Springfield at Giant Center. Thursday’s game was a reschedule from Wednesday night, when thundersnow struck … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Foster Hewitt Memorial Award 2010, Hershey Bears, John Walton, Media, Radio, Ron Weber, Steve Kolbe, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Giving Thanks for Being in the Nation’s Hockey Capital

In the spirit of the season, I offer a list of 10 things I’m thankful for while commissioned in the Red Army this fall. (10) The Moxie of Matt Hendricks. The longshot training camp candidate won a checking line center’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Semin, Comcast SportsNet, Foster Hewitt Memorial Award 2010, Hockey Hall of Fame, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ron Weber, Ted Leonsis, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 3 Comments

The Hall Calls a Rightful Inductee

Last night the originating voice of the Washington Capitals, Ron Weber, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient. If any individual affiliated with the Caps belongs in Hockey’s Hall, it’s Weber. … Continue reading

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Must-See TV of a Radio Hall of Famer

It was a momentous week for the original voice of the Washington Capitals, Ron Weber — he got the call, from his broadcast peers, that he’d earned designation as best of the best, 2010’s Foster Hewitt Award winner. So he’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Heroes, Media, National Hockey League, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

A Rightful Call to the Hall

Tremendous news today — original radio play-by-play voice for pro hockey in Washington, Ron Weber,¬†will¬†receive the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in November as part of the NHL’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. When the Washington Capitals joined the NHL … Continue reading

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Hockey’s Greatest Heritage Arrives, at Last, in Washington, in Spring

All week long I’ve listened to inventive and fanciful forecasts of the Caps struggling with, and perhaps even bowing out to, the Habs in round one. Color me unpersuaded. The Habs last offseason were assembled by Bob Gainey much as … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Montreal Canadiens, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL playoffs, Radio, Ron Weber, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments