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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Marc Goldberg won sportscasting awards over two decades in the business, got baseball card

Mark Goldberg's WPBF-25 looked to shorten his sportscast in April 1996 and Goldberg expressed his displeasure to The Palm Beach Post.

Sports had once lasted four minutes. But, that April, WPBF's sports segment had been cut to just two, The Post wrote.

"I don't like it," Goldberg told The Post. "I told them right away I wasn't going to like it. But whatever they want, I'll do it."

Goldberg saw his sportscast drop about eight years after he joined the station. His tenure wouldn't last much longer. He stayed through that August.

Goldberg's time on the Miami airwaves stretched back to at least 1979, when he served as a sports reporter for WTVJ Channel 4. 

Goldberg appears to have moved around a bit in the 1980s. He left in early 1980 for New Britain, Conn., where he'd worked previously. By July 1984, he was headed back to South Florida and WTVJ. Then he went for a stint in Chicago in 1986.

By December 1988, he was back in Florida, at WPBF TV 25, where his station would sponsor the 1990 St. Lucie Mets team set and he'd get a card, complete with jersey No. 25.

Goldberg won the Florida Sportscasters' Association award in 1993 for best sportscast in the state, his second such award at the station. 

In November 1994, WPBF General Manager Doug Barker saw the station looking up and praised Goldberg's work to The Post.

"We know we're still in third place and have a long way to go, but we think one of our strengths is sports," Barker told The Post. "(Sports Director) Marc Goldberg is someone to build around."

But Goldberg's time at WPBF would last only until August 1996, when the station didn't renew his contract.

Goldberg later did some work for WPTV-Channel 5. In 2000, he worked teaching in the radio-TV magnet program at Palm Beach Gardens High School.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,788
Made the Majors:1,278-33.7%
Never Made Majors:2,510-66.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:526
10+ Seasons in the Minors:314

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