St. Louis Blues Radio Broadcasters
Chris Kerber and Joe Vitale have been calling the Blues games together on the radio since 2018. Kerber teamed up with Kelly Chase previously.
Kerber graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's in Marketing. He has been the play-by-play caller on the St. Louis radio since 2000.
Before joining the Blues Radio Team, Kerber did the play-by-play in the AHL for the Springfield Falcons for 4 years from 1996 - 2000 and in the ECHL for the Birmingham Bulls for 2 years from 1994-1996 before that.
Joe Vitale began his broadcast career following his retirement as a player in 2017. He was drafted by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry draft.
Vitale made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 10, 2011. He also played for the Arizona Coyotes in his NHL career.
Joe was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 2016 but his concussion prevented him from playing a single game for the Wings. He ultimately bid adieu to his playing days in 2017.
St. Louis Blues Radio Broadcasters history
The first Radio Broadcast team to call hockey games for the St. Louis Blues consisted of Jack Buck and Gus Kyle in the 1967/68 NHL season.
Jack Buck left the Blues after a season. He was replaced for play-by-play by National Sports Media Association Hall of Famer Dan Kelly in 1968.
Gus Kyle did color commentary with Kelly from 1968 to 1975 and from 1975 to 1983. Noel Picard also teamed up with Kelly from 1973-1975.
Dan Kelly was the voice of the Blues for two decades from 1968 to 1989. He covered 16 Stanley Cup Finals, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and the 1987 Canada Cup during his illustrious career.
On Feb 10, 1989, Kelly passed away from Lung Cancer. He received the 1989 Lester Patrick Trophy after his passing in recognition of his work.
Ken Wilson is another broadcaster who has called St. Louis games for 20 seasons. He worked for the Chicago Blackhawks before he joined the Blues broadcast team in 1984.
Wilson covered for Kelly when he was battling Cancer prior to his passing. Wilson did the play-by-play from 1989 to 1992 with Dan Kelly's son John Kelly and from 1992- to 1996 as the solo play-by-play man with Ron Jacober on Color Commentary.
Ron Jacober did the play-by-play with Bernie Federko from 1996 to 1997 until Dan Patrick Kelly took over in 1997 staying with the Blues until 2000.
Federko played 13 seasons for the Blues in his NHL career. After his retirement, he stayed with the Blues Radio team from 1996 to 2000 as the color commentator.