Blog and Roll
With his handwritten notes at the ready, ten-time Golden Mike award winner Rich Marotta delivers daily his fast paced, articulate and always entertaining sports updates. Since 1991, as KFI's sports authority, Rich writes and broadcasts seven morning sports updates on Bill Handel.
Rich's input on Bill Handel is not limited to his much respected sports updates however as Rich is often called on by Bill to give his unique perspective on news and current events. Rich also takes every possible opportunity to mention how much he loves the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In 2011, Rich received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame. In January, he became only the 26th inductee into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Spending three years with the Los Angeles Kings, 11 years with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and four years with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers makes Rich the only sportscaster ever to have been a part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league sports franchises in Los Angeles.
Rich is a four-time Emmy award winner for his television work on KCAL doing boxing ringside color commentary and Raiders preseason play-by-play. Also, as ringside commentator for FOX Sports Net's weekly Sunday Night Fights, KCAL's Fight Night and host of Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner boxing talk show on AM 570, he is considered one of the nation's foremost boxing experts. It is no wonder the L.A. Daily News called Rich Marotta "L.A.'s most versatile sportscaster."
Rich was recently named recipient of the Sam Taub Award, given annually to the "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rich has two children, Angela and Joey. He is married to the lovely "Helen of England."
This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
Haven't done any rock and roll lists for you for all couple of years. So this week, let's check in. The one qualification is they have to be alive and still out there rocking!
First up: My Ten Favorite Female Rock Artists
1. Chrissie Hynde (amazing voice, most attitude, still wearing those tight jeans)
2. Stevie Nicks (most unique voice, still lookin' and soundin' great, whether solo or with Fleetwood Mac)
3. Joan Jett (A true rocker, great show that leaves you exhausted but wanting more)
4. Ann and Nancy Wilson (how do you separate them? Heart still relevant)
5. Debbie Harry ( Most beautiful face in rock history, Blondie still on tour, and its a good show)
6. Shirley Manson in Garbage ( A bit strange, but truly commands the stage)
7. Pat Benatar (Great sneering attitude, great vids, great sense of rock)
8. Dido ( Most alluring, writes great songs about her own experiences)
9. Alanis Morrisette (Has grown up to a mature show, but one with still lots of excitement
10. Melissa Etheridge (Sings straigaht out rock, strong voice, and she loves Bruce Springsteen)