Congratulations to MBS alumnus Sam Woo ’97, who has been named one of 10 semifinalists in the New Jersey Devils PA announcer search contest.
The next round of the competition will narrow the field to three finalists and is based on fan voting. The finalists will receive a live audition during the team's three preseason home games. To vote, please click here: https://www.nhl.com/devils/team/pa-announcer
A lifelong sports fan, Woo is currently the co-host and founder of the popular Let’s Go Devils Podcast, a lively sports bar-style discussion with other Devils fans, which consistently ranks in the top 50 hockey podcasts each week.
In 2007, he co-founded Primetime Radio Network with a product development team and created his own proprietary broadcast technology, V.O.I.C.E. (Video Optimized Internet Conferencing Ecosystem). The system is designed to empower independent broadcasters to stream live video remotely while maintaining a broadcast quality feed anywhere in the world.
Woo spoke to MBS students last spring as part of the Alumni Career Panel, and told the students to take risks and follow their heart. “As an entrepreneur, failing and rejections are beautiful things because you get to learn,” he said. He added that work/life balance can be difficult in his industry, but it’s incredibly rewarding to follow your passions. “Working in broadcast media has taken me places I never could have imagined,” he said.