CBS Radio’s Roger Emrich is living the dream as the afternoon sports anchor at Newsradio 1080 KRLD and 105.3 The Fan (KRLD FM) in Dallas.
Roger was just named the new public address announcer for Dallas Cowboys home games at Cowboys stadium in Arlington.
He has also recently won his second straight “Best Sportscast Award” in the Texas Associated Press awards competition and will mark his 18th year at KRLD this December after serving as the Texas State Network’s capitol bureau chief in Austin from 1989 to ’93.
Roger began his media career as a public address announcer at West Jefferson high school in Harvey, Louisiana - on the west bank of New Orleans and also covered high school games for the Times-Picayune newspaper before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1975.
After training as a print journalist at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Roger served as editor of the Plattsburgh AFB, New York “Champlaner” and the Iraklion Air station in Greece “Guardian” base newspapers.
Roger then made the switch to radio in 1981 starting as a d-j and high school football play by play announcer at WCKW (92.3 FM) in LaPlace, Louisiana through june of 1985.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Loyola University, New Orleans in ’85. Roger moved to Dallas with his wife Cris and worked at KDNT (1440 AM) in Denton through June of 1989 where he served as morning drive d-j, and sports director.
While at the state capitol in Austin with TSN, roger covered the administrations of Governors Bill Clements and Ann Richards and also found time to do University of Texas Lady Longhorns basketball play by play on KLBJ (590 AM) in Austin and public address announcing for UT Baseball and coach Cliff Gustafson.
Roger’s wife Cris is vice president of marketing at the Dallas Arboretum and his 24-year-old son Ted works at 103.3 FM espn in Dallas as a sports announcer.
Former Plano Senior High School football standout Rex Burkhead has made an impact on the football field, starring at Nebraska before being drafted by the Bengals in the 2013 NFL Draft. But his impact reaches far beyond the field, where he has championed the fight against pediatric brain cancer.
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