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The Miami Dolphins' flagship radio station is 940 WINZ. Until the 2010 NFL season, Jimmy Cefalo and Jim Mandich were the announcers, and Joe Rose joined WQAM and the Dolphins Radio Network crew before the 2007 NFL season started. In 2011 Bob Griese joined the radio team filling the vacancy left by the late Jim Mandich.[1] 2011 Miami Dolphins Radio Network is a statewide network of radio stations in Florida.

Most preseason games are seen on WFOR (CBS) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, WTVX (CW) in West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce, and WBBH (NBC) in Fort Myers with announcers Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, and Nat Moore.

ESPN reporter Hank Goldberg was a longtime color analyst on the Miami Dolphins Radio Network and hosted the Orange Bowl Express/Dolphin Express pre-game show on 610 WIOD.

Radio announcers

Years Flagship station Play-by-Play Color commentator Sideline Reporter
1966 AM 610 WIODJohnny Bell Mel AllenDan Bossler
1967-69 AM 610 WIODBob GallagherHenry Barrow
1970 AM 610 WIODJoe Croghan Larry King Henry Barrow
1971 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Larry King Henry Barrow
1972 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Lou Creekmur Henry Barrow
1973 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Fred Woodson Henry Barrow
1974-76 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Allan Minter
1977-91 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Hank Goldberg Henry Barrow
1992-93 AM 610 WIODRick Weaver Jim Mandich
1994-01 AM 610 WIODBill Zimpfer Jim Mandich
2002-04 AM 560 WQAM Howard David Jim Mandich
2005-06 AM 790 WAXYJimmy CefaloJoe RoseNat Moore
2007-2009 AM 560 WQAM Jimmy Cefalo Jim Mandich and Joe Rose
2010 AM 940 WINZ / FM 105.9 WBGG Jimmy Cefalo or Dick Stockton (week 4) Jim Mandich and Joe Rose
2011–present AM 940 WINZ / FM 105.9 WBGG Jimmy Cefalo Bob Griese[2] and Joe Rose Kim Bokamper and Keith Sims[3]

Preseason television announcers

Year Play-by-play Analyst(s) Field Reporter(s)
1972 Bob Gallagher Dave Kocourek Bob Halloran
1973 Jim Thacker
1975 Bob Halloran Hank Stram Jane Chastain and Tony Segreto
1976 Roger Twibell Tony Segreto and Nick Buoniconti
1977 Tony Segreto
1978 Paul Hornung (2 games) or
Frank Buetel (1 game)
1979 Paul Hornung
1980 Chuck Dowdle Tim Foley
1981 Curt Gowdy
1982 Chuck Dowdle
1983 Roger Twibell Bob Griese Jim Gallagher & John Loesing
1985 Jay Randolph Andy Leopold
1986 Walt Gray
1993 Brad Nessler
1998 Bob Griese and Nat Moore
2000 Bob Neal Bob Griese
2001 Craig Bolerjack Bob Griese and Trevor Matich
2002 Bob Griese and Nat Moore Kim Bokamper
2010 Dick Stockton

Regular season television coverage

From their inaugural season in 1966 until the end of the 1988 season, the majority of the Dolphins' games were carried on WSVN, as it was the Miami area's NBC affiliate (NBC carried the AFL/AFC package from 1965–97). In 1989, after NBC purchased CBS affiliate WTVJ (then on channel 4), NBC programming, and thus the Dolphins games, moved there. Prior to that time, WTVJ starting in 1973 aired sold-out Dolphins home games in which they played an NFC opponent (CBS had the NFC package at that time). From 1989 through 1993, those games would air on WCIX (then on channel 6), which was bought by CBS.

In 1994, the NFC package moved to Fox, and WSVN (which became the Fox affiliate after the network purchases of WTVJ and WCIX) starting airing the Dolphins' interconference home games. In 1998, the AFC package moved to CBS and, locally, the former WCIX, now known as WFOR (as it had swapped dial positions with WTVJ three years earlier).

WPLG was the local carrier of Monday Night Football games through 2005. When the Dolphins play on Monday nights, they now air locally on WSFL-TV.

WFOR produces the local telecasts of the Dolphins' preseason games, pre-empting CBS programming which is shown on sister station WBFS-TV. The preseason games are simulcast in the adjacent West Palm Beach television market on area CW affiliate WTVX, which was a sister station of WFOR from 1997 until 2008; all regular-season games are currently telecast by that market's CBS affiliate WPEC.