BOB MILLER TO RECEIVE STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
/ Los Angeles Kings
Bob Miller, Kings TV Play-by-Play Announcer Guest speakers: Luc Robitaille, Tim Leiweke and Jim Fox Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
WHAT: 2,319th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHERE: 6763 Hollywood Boulevard
WHEN: Monday, October 2, at 11:30 a.m.
Said Miller: "I am extremely honored by this recognition. It is especially gratifying since the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame goes beyond the realm of sports and includes many facets of media entertainment. To be included with so many great names in entertainment is truly overwhelming."
Hockey Hall of Famer Bob Miller is in his 34th season as the "Voice of the Kings" -- the first 17 years simulcast on TV and radio and the last 16 years as the exclusive television voice of the team -- and is again joined for the 17th season by former Kings right winger Jim Fox for all Kings games on FSN West. Miller has broadcast more than 2,600 Kings games on radio and television.
On November 13, 2000, Miller was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, where a plaque hangs, as the recipient of the annual Foster Hewitt Memorial Award as selected by the NHL Professional Broadcasters' Association. The Award recognizes those members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their hockey broadcasting careers.
On February 4, 2002, Miller was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He has been named the top television play-by-play announcer in Southern California three times, including 2005.
In 1998, to commemorate his 25 years of loyal service to the organization, Miller was honored by having the STAPLES Center press box named after him and was presented with a "lifetime contract" by the club, and in 1997, Miller was named as one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame during the organization's 30th Anniversary celebration. The National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters also named him the California Sportscaster of the Year in 1997 and 2002.
A native of Chicago, Miller, 68, received his degree at the University of Iowa where he started his broadcasting career doing Hawkeye football and basketball games. Before joining the Kings, he worked professionally in radio and TV in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and was the voice of University of Wisconsin hockey, football and basketball. In 1992, Miller received the honor of being inducted into Wisconsin's Hockey Hall of Fame.
Along with his duties for the Kings, Miller's voice has accented numerous TV and film projects, including "Cheers," "Rollerball," and "Miracle on Ice."