Nov. 2, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia sports radio personality Brian Startare has been named the public address announcer for Saint Joseph's men's basketball games, beginning with the 2005-06 season.
Startare was selected by Saint Joseph's to fill the void from the passing of legendary announcer John McAdams in June. McAdams handled announcing duties at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse for over 15 years, and was best known as the voice of Big 5 basketball at the Palestra for 24 seasons.
Startare, originally from Washington Township, NJ, currently hosts evening and weekend sports talk radio programs on 610 WIP SportsRadio. His roles at WIP also include serving as co-host of the Eagles' post-game show with Glen Macnow, working as a reporter from the Philadelphia Eagles training camp, and serving a fill-in news anchor for the station's popular morning show.
Startare is also currently on-air as a reporter for the Philadelphia Eagles Radio Network on WYSP Radio (94.1 FM).
"You can never replace someone like John McAdams, but we're very happy to have Brian as our announcer. He's an up-and-coming talent in the city and we know he will bring enthusiasm, personality and professionalism to our games in the Fieldhouse," said Don DiJulia, SJU's director of athletics.
A 1999 graduate of Rowan University, he gained notoriety in 2004 when he was a finalist in ESPN's "Dream Job", a sports anchor reality program. After being selected as a contestant from a pool of over 8,000 applicants, Startare finished seventh in the competition.
During his career, Startare has also worked in television and radio at stations in Atlantic City, Trenton and State College, PA.
Startare will make his debut in the 2005-06 season opener on November 18, when the Hawks host Lafayette at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.