Highlights of Bob Miller’s broadcasting career

Kings announcer Bob Miller points to his carotid artery while explaining his health concerns as he announces his retirement on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Highlights of retiring Kings broadcaster Bob Miller, who will return to the booth on April 8 and 9 to call his final two games:

Oct. 12, 1938: Born in Chicago

1957-60: Broadcasts basketball and football games for Iowa while attending school there. Receives degree 

1961-73: Held various sports broadcasting jobs, including being the voice of the Wisconsin Badgers’ hockey team. 


1973: Hired by Jack Kent Cooke to broadcast Kings’ games, replacing Roy Storey.

1992: Inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame.

1997: Named one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame.

1998: Press box at Staples Center is named for him.


2000: Honored with a plaque in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

2002: Inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame

2006: Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2011: Inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame.


2015: Received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Southern California Radio and TV News Assn.