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Johnny Holliday
Position: Voice of the Terrapins
Experience: 35 Years
Washington's most versatile Broadcaster is....Johnny in his 35th year as play by play voice of the University of Maryland. Holliday has broadcast more than 1,200 Terp Football and basketball games, including 12 bowl games, 10 sweet sixteen's, 2 final four appearances and Maryland's National Championship victory over Indiana in 2002.

Johnny's sports reports are heard mornings coast to coast on the ABC Radio Network, as well as Sirius. Dick Vitale has named Johnny one of his Top 15 play by play voices in the nation. Holliday's list of credits include ABC's coverage of the Winter and Summer Olympics, championship boxing, the USFL with Hall of Famer Paul Hornung, The Masters and television coverage of the Liberty and Aloha Bowls. Johnny also co-hosts the Randy Edsall and Mark Turgeon radio shows and Mark Turgeon’s Television show . Holliday was public address announcer for the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Warriors, and Washington Bullets.

In Washington, Holliday hosted the Washington Senators pre game show on Radio with Ted Williams and in San Francisco, the Giants pre game show on TV. He is also host of the Washington Nationals Pre and post games shows on the MASN TV Network, and has handled play by play duties for George Washington University basketball, Navy football, Radio and TV coverage of the Washington Bullets and Wizzards, and hosted Redskins shows on TV with Dexter Manley, Mark Moseley, Bobby Bethard and Charley Casserly. Johnny also handled television play by play duties of ACC Women’s basketball, Baltimore Orioles and National Gymnastics events.

His network credits include announcing duties for NBC's Hullaballoo, and The Roger Miller show. ABC's This Week with David Brinkley and This Week with Sam and Cokie, along with ABC radio's Sam Donaldson Show. Johnny was also seen on the CBS TV series Good Morning World. His face and voice are one of the most familiar in all of Washington Radio and Television with hundreds of commercials and narrations to his credit.

Holliday was born and raised in Miami, Florida and was in the first graduating class at North Miami High School. Before coming to Washington in 1969 he was a top rated Radio Personality in Cleveland, New York City, and San Francisco. Before giving up music, Holliday was named America's number one Disc Jockey. A visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will enable you to listen to Johnny during his DJ days in Cleveland. Johnny also co-hosts "Catholic Radio Weekly" with Carol Lehan, syndicated to Radio stations throughout the country.

Off the air, the multi-talented Holliday has been seen on stage in more than 30 leading roles in such productions as Finian’s Rainbow, Bye Bye Birdie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Same Time Next Year. Follies, Company, Music Man, 42nd Street, The Apple Tree and Me and My Girl, for which he was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for Best Actor in a musical.

Holliday has been honored by Washingtonian Magazine as "Washingtonian of the Year." His basketball and softball teams have raised in excess of 1.5 million dollars for charity. Johnny has been honored by the University of Maryland with the school's Distinguished Citizen award, and by the Touchdown Club of Washington with the outstanding achievement in Sports Broadcasting "Timmie" award. Johnny was inducted into the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005 he was given the Lindsay Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster award by the All American Football Foundation, and in 2006 was honored by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of fame with the Chris Schenkel award. In 2006 the Catholic Youth Organization named Holliday it's National Person of the Year, and the Diabetes Association recognized Johnny as it's Father of The year. In 2007 the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation inducted Johnny into the Baltimore, Md Sports Media Hall olf Fame. Johnny also received the"Smile" award from Operation Smile for outstanding service to the community.In 2010 Johnny was named One of 60 Influential Marylanders. In 2011 Johnny was given the Skeeter Francis award by the ACC for his special service to Media of the ACC. Holliday still finds time to participate in a variety of community activities, among them, Catholic Charities, Special Olympics and host his own celebrity golf tournament to benefit The Youth Leadership Foundation and a scholarship to the University of Maryland. Johnny is on the Board of Directors of Victory Youth Centers and Childrens Charities Foundation. Johnny has served as Television host for Muscular Dystrophy, Leukemia, Cerebral Palsy, Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes and Easter Seals telethons.

Johnny's autobiography "From Rock to Jock” co written with Stephen Moore was released in 2002 and can be found in books stores nationwide along with his latest offering with Moore "Hoop Tales" great moments in Maryland basketball history. Information can be found at

Holliday and his wife Mary Clare, are the proud parents of Three daughters, Kellie, Tracie and Moira, Three Son-in-laws, Steve, Chis, and Bob, Seven Grandsons, JT, Devin, Anthony, Christopher, Nicholas, Jack, and Liam... and Three Granddaughter's, Maggie , Clare and Bridie.

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