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Episode 143

Jack O'Callahan, Scott Spiezio

Published on: 4th April, 2023

In this captivating radio show, host Bill Donohue sets the stage for a thrilling episode featuring two esteemed guests with impressive sporting accomplishments. The show begins with the introduction of Jack O'Callahan, a renowned defenseman famously known for his role in the "Miracle on Ice" as a member of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team.

As Bill Donohue engages in conversation with Jack O'Callahan, listeners are transported back to the historic moment when the United States hockey team achieved the unthinkable by defeating the Soviet Union during the Winter Olympics. O'Callahan shares his firsthand experiences, providing fascinating insights into the team's journey, the camaraderie among the players, and the challenges they faced on and off the ice. The discussion delves into the team's underdog status, the intensity of the competition, and the incredible sense of pride and accomplishment that came with winning the gold medal. O'Callahan's stories offer a glimpse into the resilience, determination, and teamwork required to achieve such a remarkable feat, leaving listeners inspired and in awe of this pivotal moment in sports history.

Later in the show, Bill Donohue welcomes Scott Spiezio, a two-time World Series champion, to the conversation. Spiezio's notable achievements in baseball make him a fascinating guest, and his insights provide listeners with a unique perspective on the game. As a player who has experienced the ultimate success in the World Series, Spiezio offers valuable insights into the mental and physical preparation required to compete at the highest level. He shares anecdotes from his championship-winning seasons, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the dynamics within a winning team, the thrill of postseason play, and the challenges faced during high-pressure situations. Spiezio's contributions to the conversation provide listeners with a deeper understanding of the game of baseball and the dedication necessary to achieve greatness.

Throughout the radio show, Bill Donohue skillfully navigates the discussions, allowing his guests to share their stories, insights, and personal experiences. The interviews highlight the resilience, determination, and teamwork required to excel in competitive sports. Listeners gain a deeper appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices made by athletes like Jack O'Callahan and Scott Spiezio as they pursue their dreams and achieve remarkable success on the international stage.

In summary, this radio show, hosted by Bill Donohue, offers a captivating exploration of two iconic moments in sports history. The interview with Jack O'Callahan, a defenseman from the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey team, allows listeners to relive the thrill and triumph of that historic event. The conversation with Scott Spiezio, a two-time World Series champion, provides insights into the world of baseball and the mindset required to achieve success at the highest level. Through engaging discussions and personal anecdotes, the show leaves audiences inspired and in awe of the remarkable achievements of these legendary athletes.

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WGBB Sports Talk New York
Talking New York sports on Long Island's WGBB Radio.
Broadcasting LIVE Sunday nights at 8:00PM on Long Island's WGBB Radio 95.5FM | 1240AM. We're talking NEW YORK SPORTS! The Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Devils and the New York metro-area college scene are all up for discussion.

Listen for our interviews with past and present professional New York athletes- as well as local sports writers, authors, broadcasters and others with something new, interesting and different to say about New York sports. Join our hosts live on the air by calling in on the WGBB studio hotline at (516) 623-1240.

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WGBB Sports Talk New York replaced the long running SPORTSTALK1240 on WGBB (2007-2020) in January 2021.

February 25th... Mike Guidone and Chris Caputo host and will be welcoming former Yankees outfielder BERNIE WILLIAMS, followed by Rob Fried at 9:00pm.
March 3rd... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by Hector Moquette at 9:00pm.
March 10th... Mike Guidone and Chris Caputo host, followed by TBD.
March 17th... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.
March 24th... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.
March 31st... TBD

About your hosts

Rob Kowal

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Rob is the Executive Producer of WGBB's Sports Talk New York. While he still gets behind the mic from time to time to host the show, Rob mostly works behind the scenes helping to book guests, maintain the website and promote the show on social media.

Bill Donohue

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Bill's first vivid recollection of sports revolves around the magical seasons of 1969 – when the Mets, Knicks and Jets all won championships – and Bobby Cox was playing 3B for the Yankees. A history buff and ports “purist,” he enjoys the comparison of the eras and discussing those contrasting viewpoints. Bill is a benefactor of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and enjoys visiting the hallowed shrine to our national pastime whenever possible.

Mike Trezza

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Mike is a veteran of the local sports media scene. He's done play-by-play work for football, basketball and lacrosse on local TV, radio and digital platforms, and hosted various talk shows since 1995. He also serves as the public address announcer for several local colleges and high schools. Mike teaches at Farmingdale State College and Suffolk Community College. Since January 2021 Mike has been hosting Spot on Sports with Mike Guidone.

Mike Guidone

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Mike is the girls' varsity basketball coach at Locust Valley High School. This past winter, his team broke the all-time Long Island consecutive victory record for girls' basketball, winning 54 straight over the course of 3 seasons. He also coaches boys' and girls' tennis. Mike is a teacher at Westbury High School. Since January 2021 Mike has been hosting Spot on Sports with Mike Trezza.

Andy Suekoff

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Andy is an in-game analyst for Stony Brook University Hockey, as well as an Ingest Coordinator for Encompass Digital Media in Stamford, CT. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Andy was a play-by-play announcer for five NCAA Division I sports during his time as the school, and hosted a half hour weekly talk show, Bottom of the 6th. Andy is an avid fan of all the major sports, college football/basketball and MMA, specifically including the Yankees, Rangers, Jets and St. John’s.

Anthony Stabile

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Bio coming soon!