The American Sportscasters Association (ASA) is dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the work of our member sportscasters. In addition, we are a resource of information and guidance for those interested in becoming a sportscaster. ASA, founded in 1980, always encourages the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professional conduct.
Through the ASA Hall of Fame and the Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, we proudly recognize the achievements of outstanding sportscasters by honoring the Hall of Fame inductee, the Sportscasters of the Year, along with other honorees. Some of the awards presented are: Sports Legend, Sports Personality, Humanitarian Award and the International Sportscaster of the Year. In addition, ASA publicly honors other notable individuals who have had an impact on society and the world of sports.
The Graham McNamee Award is presented to a former sportscaster who has achieved excellence in another field of endeavor. The first time this award was presented was in 1984 to President Ronald Reagan.
The ASA Hall of Fame memorialized the illustrious careers of those who gave voice to sports history's greatest moments. The Hall of Fame was officially opened on February 26, 1998, and was located in the MCI National Sports Gallery in Washington, D.C. It featured rare memorabilia, the greats on interactive display, and it traced the history of sports broadcasting since its inception in the early 1920's. A popular attraction allowed fans to recreate early radio broadcasts from a scrolling LED board or dial their favorite sportscasters' most famous calls.
(The 25,000 sq. ft. National Sports Gallery located in the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., was officially closed in 2000 to make room for office space.)
The ASA is actively pursuing a new space in which to house its Hall of Fame.
Enberg (CBS Sports), Chairman of the Board