An Emmy Award winning broadcaster, Ron Barr is also a radio and television play-by-play commentator, broadcasting pioneer and major sports content developer. He launched the first national radio sports talk network which is now heard worldwide and on 10 multi-media delivery platforms. His interview library of more than 12,000 sports interviews spans 60 years and is housed at the Library of Congress.
Barr's career includes broadcasting NBA basketball, NFL football, Major League Baseball, professional tennis, numerous college sporting events as well as several other major sporting events. His sports reporting resume includes 32 Super Bowls and 5 Olympic Games. Millions of video game players know Ron Barr as the "voice of" NHL Hockey, Bill Walsh College Football, PGA Golf, FIFA Soccer and many other popular sports video games.
With over four decades of covering and broadcasting sports, talking to athletes, owners, commissioners, agents and broadcasting executives, Ron Barr has observed the changing landscape of sports. Barr shares stories, insights, perspective and analysis on where pro and college athletics are and where they’re headed. And, how big money is changing the games, the players, the fans, and the perils that come with it.
Ron Barr’s broadcasting career has afforded him unique and insightful conversations and interviews with sports personalities from players, to owners, to commissioners. Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Bill Russell, Coach K and thousands of others share memories, successes and failures, and moments they’ll never forget.
With no business experience Ron Barr created the first national sports talk broadcast network in 1988. Sports Byline USA is now heard worldwide on radio, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, the American Forces Network, iHeartRadio Talk and ten multi-media delivery platforms. How he did it, the lessons he learned, the mistakes he made, and the advice he got on how to start, run and grow a successful business in a fast paced, fast changing world is instructive.