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.
I am so looking forward to next week. Two of my favorite things in life will be front and center, presidential politics and rock music. That leaves my other two favorite things, sports, and well, you know. Super Tuesday arrives in the Republican primary process with ten states having primaries for the largest haul of delegates. Good chance that Romney, Santorum and Gingrich will all win states, and who knows, with Idaho being a caucus state, maybe Ron Paul will sneak in there! If they keep divvying up the delegates, California, might at long last be a decisive or at least a significant state. Once we get past the politics of Super Tuesday, I'll be concentrating on music, as I prepare to begin my concert-attending season. On Friday, March 9, I'll be going to see one of my favorite bands, Flogging Molly at The Grove of Anaheim. One week later, I'll see Peter Frampton in his 35th anniversary tour of the great Frampton Comes Alive album which became the highest selling live album of all time. Then in April, I'll see the amazing blues guitarist/singer Joe Bonamassa for the first time. A week after that it's Springsteen at the L.A. Sports Arena on back-to-back nights Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27. Not long after that, Van Halen in June, Doobie Brothers, Chicago and The Beach Boys in July! I love it! I'm just a prisoner of Rock and Roll!!!