The television play-by-play voice of the New York Yankees and afternoon host on ESPN New York 98.7 Michael Kay is part of the recently announced new class of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The induction will take place at the NYSBA’s Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon on October 18th in New York.
“I am extremely humbled by this honor, to stand alongside the others that have been inducted to this prestigious hall is somewhat surreal for a kid from the Bronx who started out in this business as a Newspaper man,” Kay said in a press release. “I thank those who voted for me it is greatly appreciated.”
Kay has been with the Yankees since 1992 when he and John Sterling were a radio broadcast team. He made the move to the team’s TV broadcasts in 2002 with the launch of the YES Network.
He has been a staple of New York sports radio in that time as well. In 1998, Kay and Sterling co-hosted Sports Talk with John Sterling and Michael Kay on WABC. He began hosting his own daily show in 2002 on ESPN 1050. The show, along with the rest of the station, transitioned to 98.7 FM in 2012.