Graduate Inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame

August 13, 2013

Charley Steiner, a graduate of Bradley University, will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November. Steiner is one of the most popular and recognizable sports announcers in the United States today.  He began his professional broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL-AM in Peoria.  Before landing his current play-by-play job with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Steiner broadcast three years for the New York Yankees. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at ESPN, where he anchored SportsCenter and covered Major League Baseball play-by-play on both ESPN Radio and Television.

Steiner earned his B.S. degree in Speech/Theater in 1971 from Bradley and has remained connected to the University.  As keynote speaker for the December 2010, Commencement Ceremony, he received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.  He also received the Bradley University Athletic Hall of Fame Award in 1995 and the Lydia Moss Bradley Award in 1991.  In 2013, he was inducted into the Bradley Centurion Society.