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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Dr. Rich Profile in USAToday

Dr. Rich got me through JTIII's first season when I was not living in D.C. and ESPN was only broadcasting two regular season Hoyas games. This profile is a great tribute to him, but the best thing about it is the audio clips of his call. Listen to the Vandy one. Priceless.

Hoyas' voice still has last word after 33 years

If the Georgetown men's basketball program spoke with one voice, it would sound like Rich Chvotkin.

As the Hoyas prepare for the program's fourth Final Four appearance, there has been one constant — Chvotkin, in one of elite-level college sports' most unusual radio play-by-play arrangements. Now in his 33rd season behind the mike, Chvotkin, 61, is a part-time announcer and full-time psychologist in Washington, D.C. Chvotkin (Shvaht-kin) is among the longest-tenured broadcasters for a school in one of the nation's big six conferences, one of the few whose full-time job is not in broadcasting — and perhaps the only one whose radio career was interrupted by six months in the first Gulf War as a lieutenant colonel in the Army reserves.

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