As a hockey broadcaster myself, it’s no stretch to imagine what the ultimate goal is. To broadcast in the NHL. It’s what many of us dream of from day one, climbing that ladder to get to the top of whatever sport we choose to broadcast.
For Josh Bogorad, he had giant shoes to fill with the Dallas Stars following the passing of the well-respected and extremely talented Dave Strader. Much like myself, Bogorad’s career took him through the lower levels of professional hockey and eventually to the promised land in 2018-19.
Defending Big D recently sat down with the voice of the Dallas Stars and talked to him about his first year in the NHL, social media, and many other topics us sportscasters come across in our careers.
Josh Bogorad was a new face to some Stars fans when he took over play-by-play broadcasting duties before last season, but he’s far from new to the booth—or to hockey in Texas, having spent seven years calling games for the CHL’s Corpus Christi IceRays from 2003 to 2010.
Still, it was an adjustment for Stars fans seeing a fourth play-by-play broadcaster in five seasons after a broadcast that had been anchored by the same duo for nearly two decades. Bogorad joined the Stars in 2013 as a radio host before moving to the TV studio desk, but after some juggling of duties after Dave Strader’s passing, Bogorad was eventually tabbed to take over the play-by-play role in 2018 when Daryl Reaugh moved back to color commentary.
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