RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER
John Wiedeman is in his 10th season as the Radio Play-by-Play voice of Blackhawks hockey on WGN Radio AM-720.
Wiedeman, who has called three Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks, received top honors in the Chicago Market “Best Radio Play-By-Play” category at the 2015 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards with broadcast partners Troy Murray and Judd Sirott; they also won the category in 2014. He and Murray also received top honors in the “Best Sports Story” category at the 2012 IBA Silver Dome Awards and the “Sports Play-by-Play” category at the 2011 IBA Silver Dome Awards. Wiedeman was selected as the 2014 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Illinois Sportscaster of the Year.
Prior to joining the Blackhawks organization, Wiedeman worked as the radio and substitute TV play-by-play voice of the New York Islanders from 2001 to 2006, the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1996-97 season and substitute broadcasts for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1997-98 and Columbus Blue Jackets from 2001-02.
Before working in the NHL, Wiedeman, a graduate of the University of Kansas, served as the Radio and TV Play-by-Play Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League from 1997 to 2001. He handled similar duties in the American Hockey League with the Worcester IceCats from 1994 to 1996 and the Muskegon Fury of the Colonial Hockey League from 1992 to 1994.
An avid hockey player, Wiedeman and his wife, Kelly, have two children: daughter Reilly and son Sean Patrick.