- Pete Weber (broadcaster)
Pete Weber is the play-by-play voice of the NHL's
Nashville Predators, a position he has held with the organization since the team's first season (the 1998–99 NHL season).
During the lockout that caused the entire
2004–05 NHL seasonto be canceled, Weber spent time following the Nashville Sounds minor league baseballteam, and served as host of a weekly video on demandshow about the team available on Comcastin the Nashville metropolitan area. Weber also called the 2003 and 2004 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowlfor WWTNradio. He served as co-host of "SportsNight" on WWTN & WNFN radio from July 2003to August 2005.
In the past, Weber has served as color commentator for the NHL's
Los Angeles Kingsand NFL's Buffalo Bills. He was radio play-by-play voice of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and called NBA's Seattle Supersonicson the SonicsSuperChannel. Pete's association with the Billsalso featured his hosting of the team's pre- and post-game radio shows 1986–1993, and hosting the radio shows with GM Bill Polian, Head Coach Marv Levy, and QB Jim Kelly.
Pete's other play-by-play slots: minor league baseball's
Albuquerque Dukes, Rochester Red Wings, and 13 seasons with the Buffalo Bisons. Pete called college action for football, basketball and hockey at University at Buffalo, basketball for St. Bonaventure Universityand got his start in hockey at the University of Notre Dame. His partner on Predators broadcasts since the dawn of the franchise has been Terry Crisp, winner of three Stanley Cups: two as a player, one as a coach.
Weber's trademark is his colorful and often quirky sense of humor while calling a game, particularly when the action is not intense at the time. He coined the phrases "The Reverse Oz Effect" regarding the antiquated
Bush Stadiumin Indianapolisand called the odd rise at All Sports Stadiumin Oklahoma Citythe "Grassy Knoll", a phrase which has now been adopted for a different sports facility ( Minute Maid Parkin Houston). If a "make-up call" is made during a Predators game, Weber will often use phrases such as, "It's Mary Kaytime here in Nashville." Weber also refuses to use any kind of objectionable material in his broadcasts, even during promotional announcements. For example, during Predators games on FSN South, Weber promotes the Best Damn Sports Show Periodas "B.D.S.S.P."
Weber is originally from
Galesburg, Illinois. He and his wife Claudia currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
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