The 2016 season marks Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione’s 34th season broadcasting the play-by-play on the Red Sox Radio Network (1983-present) and his 37th season broadcasting Major League Baseball. Joe previously called games on TV for the Cleveland Indians (1979, 1982) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1981). Joe has called over 5,200 regular-season games and 112 postseason games for the Red Sox, including four World Series. He has broadcast more Red Sox games than anyone in history and he is the longest-tenured Red Sox broadcaster in club history. Castiglione is also the first Red Sox broadcaster in history to call the final out of a Red Sox World Series championship (2004).
For 29 years Joe has taught a course in Broadcast Journalism at Northeastern University. Former students have included Don Orsillo (former Red Sox TV, currently Padres TV) and Uri Berenguer (Red Sox Spanish Radio). Joe has taught at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire for 13 years as well.
Joe earned his BA in History from Colgate University and his Master’s in Radio/TV from Syracuse University. He has authored two books on his tenure with the Red Sox, ‘Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw it on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox‘ and ‘Can you believe it?: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox’. Joe also works in Development for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Joe has also broadcast NBA basketball games on TV with the Cleveland Cavaliers, NCAA basketball games on the New England Sports Network (NESN) and was a sports anchor and reporter on two network TV affiliates in Cleveland prior to coming to Boston.
Joe’s honors and awards include the Red Sox Hall of Fame (2014), Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2015), Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2006), New England Chapter of the Italian American Hall of Fame (2003), Honorary Doctorate Quinnipiac University (2009), Baseball Writers of America Boston Chapter “Good Guy” Award (2004).
Joe lives on the South Shore with his wife of 44 years, Janice, who is a retired elementary school teacher. They have three children (Duke, a sports anchor/report in NYC; Tom, a physician practicing on the South Shore; and Kate, a Senior Project Manager in Marketing) and six grandchildren.
The Red Sox Radio Network comprises more than 60 radio stations spanning all six New England states, New York and Wyoming.