Jim Britt

1910 – 1980

Jim Britt was one of Boston’s favorite sportscasters, and announced the first baseball games on the new WBZ-TV when it went on the air in 1948. His Boston broadcasting career began on WNAC radio in 1940. At WNAC, he did the play-by-play for the Red Sox games and also hosted “Jim Britt’s Sports Round-Up,” which he continued to do throughout the 1940s. He later worked for WHDH when they became the Red Sox affiliate. On WBZ-TV, he announced both the Braves and the Red Sox games until in 1951.