There’s some interesting news being reported out of Washington. The Washington Times reports (via Japers’ Rink) that longtime Capitals radio play by play man Steve Kolbe may be out of the booth. Evidently, they are adding more off-air duties to the job which has opened up the job for others. Many teams do use their radio voice in multiple capacities so this would put the Caps as following those leads. Some of the added duties for broadcasters often include PR work, advertising sales, community relations and the director of broadcasting. The Caps’ job listing includes many of those things.
Kolbe has been with the Capitals for 12 years. Before joining the Caps, Kolbe did work for his alma mater, Michigan State, the AHL’s Portland Pirates and Washington sports radio station WTEM. The loss of Kolbe would be a blow as I consider him one of the better radio guys on the air.