John M. Rooke
He currently serves in several capacities, including 25
years as play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball; Big
East Conference and American Athletic Conference football and basketball play-by-play
for ESPNU, ESPN Regional Television, the IMG Sports Network and
the American Digital Network; ACC football for IMG; 22
seasons as voice for the New England Patriots and New
England Revolution; host for the American Digital Network, previously for Inside
the Big East and Golfing the World on ESPNU, Fox Sports Net and
additional regional sports networks and local TV stations; talk host for WOR 710 New York, the
WEEI Radio Network in Boston, Providence and throughout New England...and
a former host on ESPN Radio and the NBC Sports Radio Network.
serves as a featured columnist for two websites: Patriots.com and GoLocalProv.com,
and has authored a book on the history of radio in Rhode Island - "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia
A 1981 journalism graduate of the University of Texas
at Austin, Rooke holds a position as adjunct professor in journalism at one of the nation's top communication
arts schools, Emerson College in Boston. He has been named one of the top sports broadcasting instructors in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. John also serves as a commercial voice artist, and as an auctioneer.
Previously, John has performed duties as a
gubernatorial communications director, a program director and manager for a major communications company, a development officer
for a children's charity, and as a television sports anchor for 25 years in several markets.
"Get it done right, the first time. On time. At, or under budget.
I am dedicated to the production of high quality, cost-conscious projects that will result in positive results,
and further relationships."
Having started as JMR Communications in 1991, John
Rooke began serving broadcast stations and professional sports franchises by providing voice-talent and public
relations services. Since that time, clients have included television and radio stations, internet sites, newspapers,
magazines, high schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and political candidates/office holders.
"John is a true professional. I receive positive feedback from clients on John's contracted voice and
production work weekly! He provides great talent, professionalism, and creativity at extremely reasonable prices. John is
always prepared, and is able to work independently with short notice. He is an asset to have in our camp at WEEI."
Jaccalen Campagnone, Former Strategic Marketing & Business Development Manager, Entercom/WEEI-FM
NBC Sports Radio
Faculty member makes HOF
Sportscaster part of RI Hall
Providence Journal / staatalent.com
Emerson College Faculty
The Boston Globe
Brown Sports Radio Network