SCOTT KLATZKIN – “VOICE OF THE BLUE HENS”
Scott Klatzkin is serving in his ninth season as play-by-play “Voice of the Blue Hens” football and men’s basketball teams in 2020-21.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Klatzkin previously provided play-by-play for the Blue Hens while serving as Sports Director of student radio station as an undergraduate. He returned to work with Delaware in 2011 for Hens All-Access and continues to work as emcee to many Blue Hens events, including the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Klatzkin has five times won the Delaware Sportscaster of the Year Award presented by the National Sports Media Association, having been selected in 2009, 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2020. Since the award was first given out in 1959, Klatzkin and UD Athletics Hall of Famer, Bob Kelley, are the only Delaware Sportscasters to receive the honor in three separate decades.
The Newark, Delaware native has provided play-by-play for television broadcasts, as well, on networks that include ESPN+, NBC Sports, Comcast SportsNet and CBS Sports. In addition to his radio and television roles, Klatzkin added an iHeartRadio podcast to his duties in the fall of 2020. The "As Always" Blue Hens podcast features in-depth interviews with current Blue Hens student-athletes and staff, as well as all-time greats and famous alumni.
He can also be heard as host of the weekly “Blue Hens Coaches Show” football and basketball seasons.
Klatzkin and his wife, Laura, currently reside in Hockessin, DE are the parents of their son Ryan.
BILL HARMAN - ANALYST
Bill Harman began his third season as Football Analyst and eighth season as Men’s Basketball Analyst during the 2020-21 season.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Harman is a well-respected football and basketball coach in the region and has spent the last four decades as an Assistant Football and Boy’s Basketball Coach at both Wilmington Friends School and St. Mark’s High School.
Harman has also spent the previous nine seasons working in the broadcast booth as talent spotter for FOX NFL Sunday, working with the likes of John Lynch, Kevin Burkhardt, Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews, Charles Davis and director, Artie Kempner.
CORY NIDOH – SIDELINE REPORTER
Cory Nidoh works the sidelines for the Blue Hens Radio team for the fourth consecutive season in 2021, handling on field reports and interviews throughout each game.
Nidoh has also worked as the Play-by-Play voice and Director of Broadcasting for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. During his broadcasting career he has traveled the length of the East Coast making pit stops in Sanford, Maine, and Daytona Beach, FL. Before joining the Blue Rocks, he was the Assistant Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations with the Daytona Tortugas (Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) in the Florida State League during the 2016 season. There, he provided play-by-play and color commentary for all 70 home games and hosted the pre-game and post-game shows all season long.
In addition to his Blue Hens football duties, Nidoh has also provided play-by-play for select University of Delaware Men's and Women's Basketball games.
BENNY PANELLA – STUDIO HOST
Benny Panella will host the Blue Hens Football studio shows for the fourth season in 2021. Panella hosts the Halftime Report, Post-Game Show and portions of the Blue Hens Gameday Pre-Game Show from the WDSD studio.
Benny can also be heard on 94.7 WDSD-FM every weekday from 7pm – Midnight and 92.9 TOM-FM from 3pm – 7pm. His podcasts “Nashville’s Next” has featured many of the up and coming country artists in the industry, including 2020 CMA Awards nominee for Best New Artist, Jimmie Allen.
NICK ALESSANDRINI – PRODUCER
Nick Alessandrini has produced Blue Hens Radio games for both football and basketball for three seasons. Whether on-site or in the studio, Nick is responsible for the audio quality and sound coming on the air.
Nick has performed multiple other roles with iHeartMedia-Delaware including on-air talent, studio production and remote broadcast promotions. Beyond his work with Blue Hens Radio, Alessandrini has provided play-by-play for some of the top high school sporting events in the state of Delaware. A broadcaster for 302 Sports, Nick, both calls the action for streaming football and basketball broadcasts, and also hosts a weekly HS Sports show on their network.