Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Wonderful Voice of Joe Murnick

We will be adding a lot of sound clips to this blog (and over at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway), but we wanted to remind you we had a page over at SoundCloud with lots of great audio content there as well.

If I had to pick one ring announcer that was my favorite of all time (TV and arena), it would be Joe Murnick. Murnick was the local promoter in Raleigh and Norfolk and other towns for Jim Crockett. He was a pioneer event promoter in the Raleigh area. His two sons, Carl and Elliot, were also integral  parts of that business.

But he was so well suited to his on-air role as ring announcer on the WRAL broadcasts. Talk about old-school. And just the smoothest southern delivery of a ring intro you'll ever hear. The best!

Keeping those memories alive....