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“Davenin’ Dov” in Realtime

Barbara Bensoussan

What’s a nice Jewish guy doing in a job as a sports radio producer? For Dov Kramer the path began with a love of radio and a desire to disseminate Torah through the medium. How he ended up producing live broadcasts of New York Mets games and other sports programs for WFAN-Sports Radio is the subject of this interview. But first, a word from our sponsors …

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

davening dov at a computerArdent sports fans are often disappointed when they first meet “Davenin’ Dov” Kramer, a long-time producer at WFAN-Sports Radio and the executive producer of the WFAN Mets Radio Network. “I like sports,” Dov Kramer admits, “but I’m not into them as much as our listeners are. People think that sports must be my whole life, but — baruch Hashem — there are many areas of my life that have a greater priority.”

How did an unassuming yeshivah guy end up rubbing shoulders with famous sports stars and radio show hosts? Dov’s path has been a bit circuitous, but it was his interest in disseminating Torah, with radio as his medium of choice, that led to his current job. Once hired as a producer, he could have ended up producing anything from country music to talking heads; it was hashgachah that decreed that sports became his area. In the meantime, Dov continues to retain the hope that eventually he’ll be able to share his talents with thefrum Jewish community as well.

 

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