Former players are radio voices

The Dolphins have turned to a couple of their former players to handle the radio broadcasts, with Jimmy Cefalo hired to do play-by-play and Joe Rose hired to provide color commentary.

Rose and Cefalo were teammates with the Dolphins from 1980-84, and both have been fixtures in the South Florida media for years.

Rose has been working for WTVJ-TV as well as radio station 790 The Ticket. Cefalo, meanwhile, is the sports director for WPLG-TV.

Rose and Cefalo will replace Howard David (play-by-play) and Jim Mandich (color), who were not retained after the team's radio rights went from WQAM to 790 The Ticket in the offseason.

"We're thrilled to have Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose broadcast our games," said Joe Bailey, CEO of Dolphins Enterprises. "Having played for the Dolphins, Jimmy and Joe know the tradition of success that exists with our franchise. The fact that they are both former players should provide our fans with a unique perspective.

"Coupled with their extensie coverage of the Dolphins for more than 20 years collectively as members of the South Florida media, they are thoroughly familiar with the team and can bring an 'insider' viewpoint to their comments. Finally, they both are extremely popular in this market and bring to the microphone their own individual style, which should make every broadcast 'must hear' for Dolphins fans."

In other notes:

-- Dan Marino revealed last week in a national conference call that his father was his first choice to present at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, but that his father preferred to just "sit back and enjoy the moment." Marino then turned to his oldest son, Daniel, an 18-year-old aspiring actor.

-- The NFL supplemental draft will take place on Thursday, and all reports continue to suggest the Dolphins are very interested in USC defensive tackle Manuel Wright.


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