Radio Play-by-PlaySteve Carroll completed his 15th season as radio play-by-play voice of the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, having called 1,028 regular season games since joining the club. A veteran of 38 years as a play-by-play announcer, Carroll joined the Ducks in 1999-00 celebrated his 1,000th regular-season broadcast with Anaheim on Mar. 2, 2013 vs. Phoenix.
After landing his first play-by-play job as voice of the Mineral Area Junior College Men’s Basketball Team (Flat River, Missouri) in 1976, Carroll has gone on to broadcast in several sports at both the college and professional levels. The long list of baseball teams includes the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A), Huntsville Stars (Double-A) and Iowa Cubs (Triple-A). He has been employed in nine states and has called action in every state with the exception of Alaska and Idaho. At one point in the mid-1990s, Carroll was in Nashville broadcasting for five teams in three sports while freelancing for a newspaper. His work included covering the Nashville Knights of the ECHL and Vanderbilt University basketball and football (radio and television).
Carroll joined the Ducks after spending the previous two seasons handling the radio play-by-play duties for the New Orleans Brass of the ECHL, including serving in the communications, media relations and corporate sales departments. He also called games for the New Orleans Zephyrs, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, from 1996-98. In addition, he handled play-by-play for the New Orleans Storm professional soccer team.
The 58-year-old Carroll has previous NHL broadcasting experience with the Philadelphia Flyers, serving as radio play-by-play announcer for the 1995-96 season. He also called action for the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL during the 1985-86 season and the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) from 1981-85.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Carroll is also a contributor to AnaheimDucks.com, the club’s official team website. On behalf of the team, he’s served as an emcee at several charity events during the season and in the summer months. Along with his work with the Angels in 2011 as co-host of “Angels Today,” Carroll also co-hosted “This Week in Angels Baseball” for two years on Adelphia Cable in Southern California.
Steve and his wife, Rhonda, reside in Ladera Ranch.