Former Utica Comets announcer wins NY Emmy Award

Brendan Burke, the former “voice of the Comets”, wins the award for his work with the MSG Network.

Current New York Islanders play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke has been awarded a NY Emmy Award for his broadcasting work on the MSG Network. Burke also does the play-by-play for the TNT Network on a national basis

Burke arrived in Utica in 2013 when the Perioa Rivermen franchise was moved to the city to become the Utica Comets (Burke was the play-by-play man for the Rivermen). He became known all over central New York as the “voice of the Comets” while broadcasting the teams games on WKLL 94.9 K-Rock. Burke would remain at this post through the 2015-16 season, which included being on the call for the Comets 2015 run to the Calder Cup Final.

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In August of 2016, Burke would depart Utica when he was named the new play-by-play announcer for the New York Islanders, where he would work alongside Islanders legend Butch Goring. He would return to Utica in 2018 to broadcast the AHL All Star Classic, which was held at the Adirondack Bank Center.

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