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Rob Goldenberg has been a broadcasting mainstay in the New York area since the age of 16.
He began at his high school radio station WPOB 88.5 FM in Plainview, Long Island, and shortly after that was entrusted to be the station's sports director, where he was directly involved in the live radio broadcasts of both Plainview JFK High School basketball and baseball.
When Goldenberg enrolled at SUNY New Paltz in the fall of 1994, he became a member of the school's radio station WFNP 88.7 FM, where he made an immediate impact to the production of SUNY New Paltz's radio broadcasts. He served as the color commentator for the Division III's SUNY New Paltz women's and men's basketball teams, as well as anchoring the nightly sports report for the Hudson Valley's only FM newscast.
Goldenberg's insight and vision for the newly created station, which signed on in September of 1990, helped him land the coveted position as the High School Football Operations Coordinator in 1991. Beginning with a six-game pilot in the fall of '91, The High School Football Game of the Week took off and became the station's top rated program. It returned the following year as a weekly program.
By the winter of 1993, WFNP and The High School Football Game of the Week concluded its season's schedule with live coverage of New York State's first-ever state championship from the Carrier Dome, on the campus of Syracuse University.
concluded his collegiate years by becoming the station's sports director
and play-by-play announcer for the New Paltz Hawks basketball teams.
As the sports director, he helped launch a concept to familiarize basketball
fans throughout New York State with the talents of SUNY New Paltz and
the ultra-competitive SUNYAC Conference, culminating with WFNP carrying
live and exclusive coverage of the SUNYAC Championship game from the
Sports Arena, on the campus of Buffalo State College.
Then, Goldenberg joined the USISL Soccer League's Staten Island Vipers, serving as the team's public address announcer. The Vipers began their inaugural season with Goldenberg behind the mic.
In 2001, Goldenberg launched Sports Radio Network www.sportsradionet.com), taking advantage of the growing popularity of broadcasting sports on the web.
The internet based station, was the exclusive media provider of the United States Basketball Leagues, Long Island Surf, introducing a full slate of games to its schedule. With fans in more than 15 countries; including Canada, Israel, Australia, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Belgium listening to the webcasts, WSRN, reached an international audience with its live and exclusive coverage of the 2001 and 2002 USBL Post-Season Festivals, from the Stabler Arena on the Campus of Lehigh University in Lehigh, Pennsylvania and the Mark Price Arena in Enid Oklahoma. Not only did Sports Radio Network provide audio coverage of the post-season festival via the internet, but the play-by-play voice of Rob Goldenberg was used by Pegasys Video of Enid, Oklahoma for their highly-heralded television broadcasts. Recently clips of the tournament were aired on HBO’s Real Sports.
In 2001, Sports Radio Network began a partnership with the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) with its exclusive live presentation of the 2002 league draft and the spring's NWBL Pro Cup Tournament from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The leagues draft coverage was simulcasted the on Springfield's Fox Sports Radio affiliate the Zone 940 AM.
In December, Sports Radio Network returned to the web waves by carrying the 2003 NWBL Draft live from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts and continued in addition to a full slate of regular season games again with Pro-Cup Tournament from Springfield Massachusetts. Sports Radio Network also simulcasted games on WJXB 1240, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sports Radio Network was once again home to the 2004 NWBL Draft and the station also webcasted the leagues first ever All-Star Game in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The station concluded coverage with coverage of the 2004 NWBL Pro-Cup from The University of Texas at Dallas in Texas.
As part of its exclusive coverage of the 2003 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference's women's and men's basketball championship games, Sports Radio Network partnered with T & D Sports Video Productions merging the technology of the internet with that of television presenting live audio coverage via the internet, as well as distributing the games throughout the tri-state area for a tape-delayed television presentation.
Over the past three years, T & D Sports Video Productions and Sports Radio Network have partnered to present high school football and high school basketball on the internet and television. This past year the two companies also provided exclusive coverage of Farmingdale Rams Basketball and the 2006 Skyline Basketball Conference Championship.
In early 2006 the two companies announcing they were merging and launched operations as Sports Webcasting Network (www.sportswebnet.com), with Goldenberg as a partner.