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35 years experience in journalism and multi-media endeavors.
 
What They're Saying:  "It was great working with you - you're the best I've worked with." - former Big East coach

John M. Rooke

John Rooke is an award-winning broadcaster, and a member of the Class of 2011 for the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame.
 
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. 

John also 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 Publishing, 2012).
 
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.

John Rooke

Business Philosophy

"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."

The Company

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

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Faculty member makes HOF

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Emerson College Faculty

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Brown Sports Radio Network

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