Defender Ryan Hall has been stellar for the New Jersey Ironmen (Photo by Rich Graessle)
WBGO News Director Interviews Ironmen Defender
Newark, N.J. (Wednesday, January 14, 2009) – New Jersey Ironmen defender Ryan Hall has made his presence felt since joining the team prior to the start of the 2008-09 season, and he is quickly establishing himself as a fan favorite at Prudential Center. Currently tied for the league lead in blocks (13), Hall recently spent some time at the Jazz 88 studios in Newark for a feature on the SportsJam with Doug Doyle.
“After chatting with him, I can tell how much Ryan Hall loves to play the game of soccer,” Doyle commented. “I’m glad that even though he’s an intense player, he’s able to share some stories and laughs with the listeners of the show. Watching Ryan play at Prudential Center just reinforced what he said on SportsJam, that he’s willing to sacrifice his body for the ultimate goal- a win, or even a championship. I’m pleased that Ryan joins the long list of quality individuals who are a part of the Ironmen and Devils organizations. He’s welcome at WBGO anytime.”
Doyle has been the News Director at WBGO 88.3 FM, a publicly-supported jazz station, since 1998 and has taken the WBGO News Department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doyle and his staff have received more than 90 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.
The Penn State University graduate has won three New York Metro Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.) Awards in the public affairs or features category, two of them individually. In 2005 he and the rest of the WBGO news team were honored in that category for the half-hour news magazine, "The WBGO Journal", and Doyle won in 2004 for his touching tribute to the late Mister Rogers. He picked up his first A.I.R. award in 1999 for his coverage of Rosa Park's visit to East Orange, and he has been a finalist in the sportscaster category the past five years. Doyle also anchors weekend sportscasts for 1010 WINS through Shadow Sports in Rutherford, New Jersey, and the Delmont, Pennsylvania, native has also anchored sports for WABC and WBBR.
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