Mike Keith (sportscaster)

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Mike Keith
Mike Keith 02-23-2013.jpg
Mike Keith in February 2013
Nationality American
Occupation Sportscaster
Radio host

Mike Keith is the radio play-by-play voice of the NFL's Tennessee Titans. A native of Franklin, Tennessee, Keith's career began in 1987, when he worked as a student for the University of Tennessee's Vol Radio Network, one year after graduating from Franklin's Battle Ground Academy. Keith is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee, getting his degree from the school in 1991.[1]

Keith began working with the Titans in 1996, when the team was still the Houston Oilers. He worked as the pregame show host for Tennessee radio stations that aired the Oilers' games. In 1997, when the team moved to Tennessee, he became the scoreboard host. He finally moved into the booth in 1998, the team's second year in Tennessee, and became the color commentator. In 1999, the team's first year as the Titans, he finally took over the play-by-play announcer position.

Keith's most famous call is that of the Music City Miracle, near the end of his first season as play-by-play announcer. The unbelievable play resulted in a last-minute Titans win that kept them alive in the 1999-2000 NFL Playoffs and eventually led the team to Super Bowl XXXIV.

Keith won the Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year Award four years, and eight out of ten years (as of 2010).[1] He also hosts the television show Titans All Access, in addition to hosting daily Titans updates on Titans Radio, and hosting the weekly Mike Mularkey Show, a radio show which features the Titans' head coach as co-host.

Keith was also the play-by-play radio voice of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats during the Titans' offseason.

Keith is married to his wife Michelle and has two children Abby and Matthew.