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BROADCAST HOME | RALPH LAWLER | MICHAEL SMITH | BRIAN SIEMAN | KFWB 980AM | NBA LEAGUE PASS


Fans can listen to play-by-play from the "Voice of the Clippers" Ralph Lawler on Prime Ticket and KFWB 980 AM.

Entering his 31st year as the “Voice of the Clippers” and his 34th year in professional basketball, Ralph Lawler looks ahead excitedly to the "Blake Griffin Era" and for a return to the playoff excellence of 2006.

That trip to the Western Conference Semi-Finals was his deepest run into the playoffs since calling Philadelphia 76er games when they reached the NBA Finals in 1977. Ralph’s long tenure with the club has seen him surpass 2,400 regular season and play-off Clipper broadcasts as his enthusiastic calls of “Bingo!,” “Fasten your Seatbelts” and "Oh Me Oh My" continue to be familiar favorites for Clippers fans throughout Southern California.

Lawler’s busy schedule has him handling play-by-play duties for all televised games on PRIME TICKET and on the Clippers’ new flagship radio station, KFWB 980 AM, for all non-televised contests.

Lawler’s list of honors include Emmy and Golden Mike Awards as well as past recognition as Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year during his stint in Philadelphia at WCAU AM & TV. He has been named to the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The NBA has long been Lawler’s great love. However, the versatile broadcaster is one of only a handful of announcers who have worked play-by-play in each of the four major pro sports leagues: NFL (San Diego Chargers), MLB (Philadelphia Phillies), NHL (Philadelphia Flyers) and NBA (76ers and Clippers). His resume also includes broadcasting events as varied as ABA and college basketball, golf, tennis, track & field, auto racing, boxing and college football. Ralph is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and was inducted into his alma mater’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He’s another in a long line of sportscasters who honed their craft in Peoria.

He spends his offseason keeping tabs on all matters involving the NBA and is a regular spectator at the Las Vegas Summer Pro League games. Notable offseason activities have included a week aboard the SS Norway as the radio host of an NBA Cruise of the Caribbean, an 18-day whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with former broadcast partner Bill Walton and service as the play-by-play voice for one of Nintendo’s “NBA Courtside” video games.

Ralph and his wife, Jo, proudly head a family that includes three grown children and seven grandchildren. The Lawlers spend the season at their home in La Quinta and their summers in Bend, Oregon.

Fans can read Ralph's blog Lawler's Law, follow Ralph on Twitter @ohmeomy or on facebook at www.facebook.com/ralphlawler.



BROADCAST HOME | RALPH LAWLER | MICHAEL SMITH | BRIAN SIEMAN | KFWB 980AM | NBA LEAGUE PASS