Jay Murry Named 2010 NSSA Missouri Sportscaster of the Year
St. Louis, Mo., January 10, 2011 — Washington University in St. Louis internet play-by-play announcer Jay Murry has been named the 2010 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Missouri Sportscaster of the Year, as announced by the organization.
Murry, who also won the award in 2006 and 2008 while with KWRE-AM/KFAV-FM in Warrenton, Mo., will receive his award at the 52nd Annual NSSA Awards Banquet on Monday, May 16, in Salisbury, N.C. He is the only sportscaster in Missouri to be a finalist in each of the last five years, and joins four other sportscasters (Jack Buck-22, Bob Ramsey-5, Joe Buck-4, Bruce Rice-3) from Missouri who have won the award three or more times.
Murry is in his second season as the play-by-play voice for the Washington University football and men’s and women’s basketball teams. He teams up with Stretch Internet, an Internet based video company, to provide live streaming of over 60 home athletic events and any of the Bears’ NCAA Division III playoff appearances.
Murry also had a trio of cameo play-by-play appearances for KWRE in November, as he helped chronicle Warrenton High School’s journey to the MSHSAA Class 4A Football Championship Game. He had the call of Warrenton’s first-ever state championship game on KWRE. Murry spent 14 years as the news and sports director at KWRE and KFAV.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring, preserving and celebrating the legacy of sportscasters and sportswriters in the United States – for their creativity in storytelling, their pursuit of truth and their conveyance of information – all of which helps American sports fans form lifelong connections to both participatory and spectator sports. The NSSA hosts an awards weekend each spring that honors a Sportscaster of the Year and Sportswriter of the Year from each state as well as a National Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year.
Murry lives in St. Charles, Mo., with his wife Cathy and three children: Jason (19), Michelle (11), and Mitchell (eight).