Ian Eagle to be inducted into WAER Hall of Fame
Ian Eagle, the YES Network's Emmy Award-winning Brooklyn Nets play-by-play man and one of the most versatile voices in the business, is being inducted this evening into the WAER-FM Hall of Fame. WAER is a 50,000-watt radio station licensed to Syracuse University which broadcasts Syracuse University football and men's basketball and lacrosse games. A 1990 graduate of Syracuse, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orange in football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting.
This evening's induction ceremony will take place at the Lubin House in New York City; Eagle will be the lone inductee. WAER's Hall of Fame opened in May 2012 and currently has three inductees: Ted Koppel (formerly with ABC News), Hank Greenwald (former voice of the San Francisco Giants) and Andy Musser (former voice of the Philadelphia Phillies).
Eagle, who has handled play-by-play duties for the Nets for the past 18 seasons, won a New York Emmy Award earlier this year for his Nets play-by-play work on YES. Eagle also handles a variety of play-by-play roles for CBS Sports, including the NFL, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, and US Open tennis. In addition, Eagle is a play-by-play man for Westwood One Radio, working its Thursday Night NFL broadcasts and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Regional Finals.