I am pleased that Ron Weber, original radio voice of the Washington Capitals, won the 2010 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award (press release via WashingtonCaps.com). He’ll get it at the Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend in November.
While I was not a huge hockey fan growing up, I used to listen to Weber regularly in addition to attending one Caps game a year. At the time, I was a regular listener of Ken Beatrice‘s SportsCall on WMAL 630 AM which was also the Caps station, so I would get a Caps game a few nights a week. Weber’s play-by-play seemed effortless, he was always on top of the action. He also worked the games by himself.
Weber was let go before the 1997 season for reasons never explained. Up until that point, he had broadcast all 1,936 Caps games. He wants everybody to know that he has enjoyed his retirement.