List of Miami Dolphins broadcasters

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The Miami Dolphins' flagship radio station is AM 560 WQAM. WQAM has previously carried Dolphins broadcasts during the 1997-04, and 2007-09 NFL Seasons.[1] The radio broadcast team features Jimmy Cefalo providing play-by-play commentary and Joe Rose and Jason Taylor providing color commentary during regular season games. The Miami Dolphins Radio Network is a statewide network of radio stations in Florida.

Most preseason games are seen on WFOR (CBS) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, WTVX (CW) in West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce, and WBBH (NBC) in Fort Myers with announcers Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, and Nat Moore.

ESPN reporter Hank Goldberg was a longtime color analyst on the Miami Dolphins Radio Network and hosted the Orange Bowl Express/Dolphin Express pre-game show on 610 WIOD.

Radio announcers[edit]

Years Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator Sideline reporter
1966 AM 610 WIOD Mel Allen Dan Bossler
1967-69 Bob Gallagher Henry Barrow
1970 Joe Croghan Larry King Henry Barrow
1971 Rick Weaver Larry King Henry Barrow
1972 Rick Weaver Lou Creekmur Henry Barrow
1973 Rick Weaver Fred Woodson Henry Barrow
1974-76 Rick Weaver Allan Minter
1977-91 Rick Weaver Hank Goldberg Henry Barrow
1992-93 Rick Weaver Jim Mandich
1994-01 Bill Zimpfer Jim Mandich
2002-04 AM 560 WQAM Howard David Jim Mandich
2005-06 AM 790 WAXY Jimmy Cefalo Joe Rose Nat Moore
2007-2009 AM 560 WQAM Jimmy Cefalo Jim Mandich and Joe Rose
2010 AM 940 WINZ / FM 105.9 WBGG Jimmy Cefalo or Dick Stockton (week 4) Jim Mandich and Joe Rose
2011–2015 AM 940 WINZ / FM 105.9 WBGG Jimmy Cefalo Bob Griese[2] and Joe Rose Kim Bokamper and Keith Sims[3]
2016-2019 AM 560 WQAM / FM KISS 99.9 WKIS Jimmy Cefalo Jason Taylor (Preseason) Bob Griese (Regular season) and Joe Rose Kim Bokamper and Keith Sims
2020-Present AM 560 WQAM / FM KISS 99.9 WKIS Jimmy Cefalo Joe Rose and Jason Taylor Kim Bokamper

Preseason television announcers[edit]

Year Play-by-play Analyst(s) Field reporter(s)
1972 Bob Gallagher Dave Kocourek Bob Halloran
1973 Jim Thacker
1975 Bob Halloran Hank Stram Jane Chastain and Tony Segreto
1976 Roger Twibell Tony Segreto and Nick Buoniconti
1977 Tony Segreto
1978 Paul Hornung (2 games) or
Frank Buetel (1 game)
1979 Paul Hornung
1980 Chuck Dowdle Tim Foley
1981 Curt Gowdy
1982 Chuck Dowdle
1983 Roger Twibell Bob Griese Jim Gallagher & John Loesing
1985 Jay Randolph Andy Leopold
1986 Walt Gray
1993 Brad Nessler
1998 Bob Griese and Nat Moore
2000 Bob Neal Bob Griese
2001 Craig Bolerjack Bob Griese and Trevor Matich
2002 Bob Griese and Nat Moore Kim Bokamper
2010 Dick Stockton
2013 Jesse Agler
2014 Dick Stockton

Regular season television coverage[edit]

From their inaugural season in 1966 until the end of the 1988 season, the majority of the Dolphins' games were carried on WSVN, as it was the Miami area's NBC affiliate (NBC carried the AFL/AFC package from 1965–97). In 1989, after NBC purchased CBS affiliate WTVJ (then on channel 4), NBC programming, and thus the Dolphins games, moved there. Prior to that time, WTVJ starting in 1973 aired sold-out Dolphins home games in which they played an NFC opponent (CBS had the NFC package at that time). From 1989 through 1993, those games would air on WCIX (then on channel 6), which was bought by CBS.

In 1994, the NFC package moved to Fox, and WSVN (which became the Fox affiliate after the network purchases of WTVJ and WCIX) starting airing the Dolphins' interconference home games. In 1998, the AFC package moved to CBS and, locally, the former WCIX, now known as WFOR (as it had swapped dial positions with WTVJ three years earlier).

WPLG was the local carrier of Monday Night Football games through 2005. When the Dolphins play on Monday nights, they now air locally on WSFL-TV.

WFOR produces the local telecasts of the Dolphins' preseason games, pre-empting CBS programming which is shown on sister station WBFS-TV. The preseason games are simulcast in the adjacent West Palm Beach television market on area CW affiliate WTVX, which was a sister station of WFOR from 1997 until 2008; all regular-season games are currently telecast by that market's CBS affiliate WPEC.