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Talkin' Isles: Jiggs McDonald

Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Jiggs McDonald is the guest on episode 3 of Talkin' Isles

by Cory Wright and Greg Picker @NYIslanders /

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Talkin' Isles catches up with Hockey Hall of Famer and former Islanders TV play-by-play announcer Jiggs McDonald in episode three. Greg and Cory talk to Jiggs about:

4:15 - Winning the Foster Hewitt Award and being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

6:15 - Getting into broadcasting and start in radio.

9:00 - Getting hired by the LA Kings.

12:30 - How he got the nickname Jiggs.

15:25 - His time calling games for the Atlanta Flames.

18:30 - How he became the Islanders broadcaster in 1980.

23:40 - Broadcasting in LA and Atlanta compared to on Long Island.

26:55 - Favorite dynasty moment.

28:30 - The Easter Epic.

32:30 - Calling the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the Dream Team.

36:05 - Filling in as a Mets broadcaster.

39:45 - Filling in for Howie Rose and connecting with a new generation of Islanders fans.

42:10 - Broadcasting with Butch Goring.

44:10 - Excitement for UBS Arena.

46:00 - Being at the first game at Nassau Coliseum.

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