Don Boyle is the founder and owner of SportingNewsCT.com and a seasoned sports broadcaster with over twenty-years of experience. Boyle cut is teeth in the broadcast industry while working as a sports broadcaster at WESX in Salem, MA. While there he held many positions including sports director, morning drive jock and talk show host. In the meantime, Boyle free-lanced reporting tape-delayed sports play-by-play for the Time Warner Community TV station based in Lynn, MA. Boyle also served as their weekly news show sports anchor. Some of his favorite moments include trips to the old Boston Garden and the new Fleet Center to call both hockey and basketball championships for
the local teams. In the spring months Boyle had the chance to follow a national record-breaking Bishop Fenwick softball team win 7-consecutive state titles and a Salem, MA baseball team led by former major leaguer Jeff Juden capture a baseball crown.
After gaining valuable expereince in the radio industry he took his experience to the streets as a free-lance producer and broadcaster. Boyle coordinated radio contracts, handled sales and play-by-play for St. John’s Prep High School football, basketball and hockey in Danvers, MA. He developed a radio presence for a minor league football team based out of Lynn, MA, the Bay State Titans. The Titans actually had a player, Eric Swan, who was drafted by the NFL franchise Arizona Cardinals in the 1st round (6th overall)
of the 1991 NFL Draft. Boyle also found a radio home in Nashua, NH willing to broadcast minor league football games (NEFL) for the Granite State Warriors.
From there Boyle worked for five-years as an independent contractor for Harvard University and developed a 5 station radio network for the Crimson men’s hockey team, and both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Some of his highlights from the five-year run included a trip to Lake Placid, NY to broadcast Harvard’s ECAC tournament games and of course their annual appearances in the famed Bean Pot Hockey Tournament. Boyle also broadcast the Women’s Bean Pot games. Boyle served as a play-by-play broacaster for WCCM radio located in Lawrence, MA . The station was once owned and operated by the legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy.
In 1999, Boyle moved onto Merrimack College in Andover, MA to become their voice of hockey and basketball. While covering the Warriors through their Hockey East and NE-10 basketball seasons Boyle free-lanced as a color commentator and play-by-play broadcaster for the AHL Lowell Lock Monsters. And to round out the bio, Boyle was lucky enough to co-produce and provide play-by-play for a few boxing matches which featured a middle weight contender Dana Rosenblatt of Malden, Ma. The made for TV productions where shown on NESN and local access stations throughout MA.
In 2003 Boyle was hired by North Shore Spirit Baseball Club , Lynn, MA to be their full-time broadcaster and media director. As you might imagine the position was much more than talking and writing. He was also involved in facilities, game-day promotions and sales during the off-season. During a trip to New Haven in year two of employment by the Spirit Boyle reunited with his college sweet-heart Laura Lindskog of Woodbridge, CT. and wedding bells quickly followed.
Boyle moved away from his Massachusetts ties to live with his wife Laura and family,and thus SportingNewsCT.com was born in 2005.
In addition to his website, Boyle has also covered Quinnipiac University hockey and basketball and provided morning sports reports for radio stations throughout MA and CT. An interesting position held by Boyle was at the now defunct Dog Track Wonderland Grey Hound Park. Boyle yelled out “There Goes Swifty” for ten years.