John M. Rooke
John Rooke is an award-winning
and a member of the Class
of 2011 for the Rhode Island Radio Hall
He currently serves
in several capacities, including 26 years
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 Big East &
American Digital Networks; ACC
football for IMG; 23 seasons as voice for the New
and New England
previous work includes Inside
the Big East and Golfing
the World on ESPNU,
Fox Sports Net and additional regional sports networks and
local TV stations; current 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.
John also serves as
a featured columnist for two websites: Patriots.com
and WEEI.com, and has authored a book
on the history of radio in Rhode Island - "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing,
A 1981 journalism graduate
of the University of Texas at Austin, Rooke
currently serves as Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and
Sport Management and as a Distinguished Executive Faculty member for
Dean College in Franklin, MA. Previously, he held a
position as adjunct professor in journalism at one of the nation's top
communication arts schools, Emerson College in Boston, where he was
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