Wizards TV and Radio Broadcasters
Television Play-By-Play Announcer
With 40 years of broadcasting experience, including over a quarter-century in the Nation's Capital, Steve Buckhantz is one of the longest tenured sportscasters in the Metropolitan area. A four-time Emmy award winner, including the honor for Wizards play-by-play in 2008, Buckhantz is in his 17th season as the television voice of the Wizards on Comcast SportsNet.
Buckhantz' dramatic game calls have crept into DC's sports lexicon. "Dagger," "Backbreaker," "Not Possible," all are heard regularly on sports highlight shows around the country.
Buckhantz is a native of Washington, DC, born in the District and raised in nearby Arlington, VA. He attended Washington-Lee High School and his education continued at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts. In 1995 Buckhantz was honored with JMU's Distinguished Alumni Award.
Following four years broadcasting JMU basketball games on radio, Buckhantz made the transition into television at ABC affiliate WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, where he anchored the 11pm sports and weather. His TV career then took him to WRCB in Chattanooga, TN, WTVF in Nashville, TN and WSB in Atlanta, GA, before returning in 1984 to his hometown and Fox owned WTTG-TV, where he was the Sports Director and lead sports anchor for nearly 14 years. Buckhantz' play-by-play work also includes the "NFL on Fox" and in 1994 was part of that networks' inaugural season televising professional football. From 1991-'97 Buckhantz was the radio play-by-play voice of the US Naval Academy Football Team. In 2011, Buckhantz was inducted into The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences National Capital Chapter Silver Circle, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the broadcast industry over the span of 25 years or more in the National Capital region.
Buckhantz is involved in numerous charitable events in the Washington area, and for the past 18 years has been the spokesman for the Steve Buckhantz/St. Jude Celebrity Golf Tournament, which to date has raised over three million dollars to benefit research at the children's hospital in Memphis, TN.
The 2013-14 NBA campaign marks Phil Chenier’s 30th consecutive season providing television color commentary for the Washington Wizards organization. Seated alongside play-by-play man Steve Buckhantz, Chenier has been further ingrained in the consciousness of Washington area sports fans after he starred for the Bullets for nine seasons during his playing days in the NBA.
An All-Star performer for the Bullets in 1974, 1975 and 1977, Chenier still holds the franchise record for most points in a non-overtime game (53), and he ranks among the all-time franchise leaders in field goals made (4th), points (6th), minutes played (6th) and games played (8th). He averaged at least 20 points per game for five consecutive seasons (1972-77) and was named to the All-NBA second team in 1974-75, when he finished eighth in MVP voting. After 10 professional seasons, Chenier retired in 1981 with 9,931 career points and a 17.2 ppg scoring average.
During the NBA off-season, Chenier keeps active by working at several basketball camps and clinics, including the "Chenier-Wingfield" basketball camp in Columbia, MD, which is co-directed by his son, Philip. Chenier lives in Washington, DC, and has three children, April, Philip Lawrence and Adelle, and three grandchildren, Ana L. Fletcher, Philip Cole Chenier and Nolan Chenier Fletcher.
Radio Play-By-Play Announcer
The 2013-14 season marks Dave Johnson’s 17th consecutive campaign as the voice of the Wizards on the Wizards Radio Network. Wizards fans also know Johnson for his contributions to WashingtonWizards.com and MonumentalNetwork.com where he hosts a live blog (blogcast) during games. In addition, Johnson provides post game analysis with game stories on CSNwashington.com.
Johnson’s ties to the Washington DC sports community are strengthened by his efforts as the sports director and morning sports anchor for WTOP radio (103.5 FM), where he recently won an Edward R. Murrow award for best writing, and for his work in studio on Comcast SportsNet as a frequent anchor of CSN’s nightly sports show.
Johnson’s ubiquitous presence in the sports community is also due in part to his role as the television play-by-play voice of Major League Soccer’s DC United on Comcast SportsNet, and to an extensive history with televised soccer that includes appearances on ESPN and FOX Soccer Channel. Johnson also served as the play-by-play voice for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on XM radio, for whom he called over 20 matches, including the World Cup final in Berlin.
Among Johnson’s other career highlights is an Emmy Award for his work as the host of the NHL’s Washington Capitals “Face Off” television show, countless anchored telecasts not just on Comcast SportsNet but also on FOX 5, an extensive play-by-play resume of college football, college basketball and lacrosse, and in the summer of 2006, Johnson served as a fill-in on Washington Nationals radio broadcasts.
A graduate of Towson University, Dave and his wife, Diane, live in Annapolis, MD with their son, Pierce.
Radio Color Analyst
106.7 The Fan
The 2013-14 season marks Glenn Consor’s seventh season as the color analyst and post-game call-in show host on the Washington Wizards Radio Network. Alongside 15-year play-by-play veteran Dave Johnson, Consor brings over two decades of experience covering the Wizards to the booth.
After 18 years covering the Wizards for various media outlets, most recently for Comcast SportsNet as an analyst on the network’s live postgame show, Consor added a new perspective of watching the Wizards to his resume during the 2007-08 season. Previously, from 1990-95 Consor was a scout for the Wizards franchise and Indiana Pacers.
In addition to his work with the Wizards, Consor has served as a basketball analyst for NBA-TV, Home Team Sports, ESPN’s regional college basketball broadcasts, Sports Talk 980, Westwood One’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament, and Comcast SportsNet’s collegiate broadcasts. Consor is a fixture on MonumentalNetwork.com and provides periodic Wizards analysis for CSN as well, and served as Wizards Camp Director in the summer of 2009 for two youth basketball camps.
In his playing days, Consor started for four years for Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino at Boston University, before playing professionally in Israel. Originally from Flushing Queens, New York, Consor currently resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife, Mara, and two sons, Kenny (22), and Jonny (18).