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Bob McElligott


Radio Broadcaster - Columbus Blue Jackets

Bob McElligott joined the Columbus Blue Jackets broadcast team as radio broadcaster in August of 2009 and assumed play-by-play duties prior to the 2013-14 season. In addition to describing the action of all 82 regular season games, as well as playoff games, McElligott hosts the #CBJ Monday Mailbag, a podcast that airs throughout the season. McElligott also gets together with TV color analyst Jody Shelley to bring you The Inside Edge at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday nights on 97.1 The Fan, flagship station of the Blue Jackets Radio Network. You can also find him hosting features on Jackets TV, available at bluejackets.com and the CBJ mobile app.

Before moving to Columbus, McElligott spent ten seasons serving as the broadcaster for the Syracuse Crunch, the Blue Jackets’ American Hockey League affiliate at the time. In addition to calling the action on radio and television for the Crunch, he produced a regular Crunch feature for the Blue Jackets Radio Network and called play-by-play action during several Blue Jackets games as a fill in.

Beyond his work with the AHL club, the Somerset, Pennsylvania native has been the radio and television voice of the Syracuse Chiefs of the International Baseball League. McElligott has called football, basketball, hockey and lacrosse at both the collegiate and high school levels for Spectrum and ESPN3.com. He has also hosted talk shows and provided morning and afternoon sports updates at WSYR in Syracuse.

McElligott began his career in professional sports as the mascot for the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. He later served as the radio voice of the team. McElligott has also called Single-A baseball in Kinston (NC), Wilmington (DE), Prince William (VA) and Salem (VA), all members of the Carolina League.

Outside of the Blue Jackets, McElligott helps as a consultant to students in the video production program at Bishop Hartley High School. He also works with students on internet broadcasts of Hartley football and baseball games.

He and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of sons, Matthew and Braden.

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