Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock
A native of Miami, FL, Holliday began his broadcasting career in Perry, GA, and through the years has worked in four of the nation's prime Top 40 radio markets. At one time he was recognized as America's Number One Top 40 Disc Jockey, and his work is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His announcing credits include Hullabaloo and the Roger Miller Show. Johnny also worked closely with Murray the K at station WINS in New York and co-hosted the last concert by the Beatles at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in
As his professional bio states, "Johnny Holliday is considered one of the finest play by play announcers in the nation. His career allows him to lay claim to being Washington, DC's most versatile broadcaster and among the best nationally." He has been honored as a Washingtonian of the Year. Whether it be in radio, where he was named by the Bill Gavin Radio Report as America's Number One disc jockey in 1965 during his rock 'n roll DJ days, to his public address duties with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors, to his work in Washington radio and television for the Bullets, Senators, Redskins, and Orioles, Holliday makes a complicated business look easy. He has also performed in 23 summer stock shows, and was a Helen Hayes award nominee for best actor in a Washington musical for "Me and My Girl."