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Mark Boyle: Voice of the Indiana Pacers

Boyle has served as the “Voice of the Indiana Pacers” since 1988, a role he’s held for a franchise record 22 seasons.  He’s in charge of handling the play-by-play duties for the Pacers radio broadcast on WFNI 1070 The Fan, with Indiana basketball legend Bobby “Slick” Leonard serving as his color analyst.  He is expected to broadcast his 2,000th NBA game during this upcoming season.

Boyle previously worked in Minneapolis and St. Louis, where he worked for KMOX, the most highly regarded sports departments in all of radio broadcasting.  He also spent time in New York at the famed WFAN, where he was an original on-air personality for the country’s first all-sports radio station.  Along with NBA games, Boyle’s done play-by-play for the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL, and he’s covered the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and Big Ten football and basketball.

A man of many interests and talents, Boyle has competed in the U.S. Open Chess Tournament, and performed with the Indianapolis Symphony and at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.  He’s active in several Indy charities, including The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation and the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.  He’s twice been named Indiana’s Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Boyle has called nearly every single important moment in Pacers history, but he’s most known for exclaiming “Ding dong, the witch is dead!” after the Pacers finally defeated the hated New York Knicks in Game Seven of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals.  Boyle is a regular contributor on the local sports talk radio circuit.

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