Legendary broadcaster Johnny Holliday will be honored for his 35 years of service to University of Maryland Athletics on Saturday October 12th. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Maryland-Virginia game at Byrd Stadium. Holliday has been the Voice of the Terrapins since 1978 and has been called "an ambassador for Maryland Athletics."
Some younger UMD students might not know that Johnny was a pioneering rock and roll radio DJ for much of the 60s in Cleveland and San Francisco, finally making his way to the Number 1 market in the country, New York City and WINS. Not long after his arrival the station decided to switch formats from Top 40 to all news. Holliday then moved to DC and took a job at WWDC where he was the morning man for several years before receiving an offer from WMAL to cover sports. He began his long association with Maryland at that station.
In addition to his Maryland broadcasts, Holliday continues to host Nats Extra, a postgame baseball show on the MASN Sports Networks. He has written an excellent book on his radio days From Rock to Jock, a must read for any fan of broadcasting.