John M. Rooke

About

John M. Rooke

John currently serves in several broadcast and media capacities, including 33 years as radio play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball; 30 seasons as the familiar "Voice of Gillette Stadium" for the 6-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots; 21 years as a talk show host for Patriots.com Radio, 11 years as a columnist for several digital media outlets; 9 seasons as a syndicated radio show/podcast host for the Big East Conference and Westwood One (This Week in the Big East).

47 seasons, past and present, have been spent working with and for professional sports franchises and collegiate athletic departments in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas. 

John has also served as a college professor for 17 years at Emerson College in Boston, Dean College in Franklin, MA and as a graduate-level instructor at Regis College in Weston, MA, with instruction in Journalism, Communication Studies and Sports Broadcasting. His teaching position at Dean (since 2015) includes serving as the Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management, an exclusive academic partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment (New England Patriots/Revolution).

Previous work includes 19 seasons calling Big East, ACC, Boston College, UMass, MAC and Ivy League football on local and national radio/TV; hosting Inside the Big East, Golfing the World and calling college basketball play-by-play on ESPNU and regional sports networks; 40 years in talk radio, including WOR New York and the WEEI Radio Network throughout New England; 13 years as a national talk host on ESPN Radio and the NBC Sports Radio Network; 25 years as a TV sports anchor for stations in Boston, Providence, New York, Hartford, San Antonio and Waco, TX. 

 

His voice has been heard on local radio and TV stations, on networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN) and in public and private forums and arenas as an announcer, speaker and emcee. John is also author of "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing, 2012) a history of the now-100 year-old broadcast industry in the Ocean State.

Inside Providence NCAA Round One: 2022

Inside Providence NCAA Round Two: 2022

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Business Philosophy

"Get it done right, the first time.  On time.  At, or under budget.  I am dedicated to the production of high quality, cost-conscious projects that will result in positive results, and further relationships."

The Company

Having started as JMR Communications in 1991, John Rooke began serving broadcast stations and professional sports franchises by providing voice-talent and public relations services.  Since that time, clients have included television and radio stations, internet sites, newspapers, magazines, high schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and political candidates/office holders.

"John is a true professional. I receive positive feedback from clients on John's contracted voice and production work weekly! He provides great talent, professionalism, and creativity at extremely reasonable prices. John is always prepared, and is able to work independently with short notice. He is an asset to have in our camp at WEEI."  

 

--Jaccalen Campagnone, Former Strategic Marketing & Business Development Manager, Audacy/WEEI-FM