Special "Voice of the King" screening; Bob Miller accolades roll in - LA Kings Insider

Bob Miller’s well-deserved victory tour continued Wednesday in Anaheim, where it was revealed on FOX Sports West’s Angels Live pre-game show that he would be the 2017 recipient of the Los Angeles Area Governors Award, an award that has also been presented to Chick Hearn and Vin Scully. He’ll receive the award during the Los Angeles Area Emmys on July 22 at The Saban Media Center. Sadly, Albert Pujols did not hit his 600th home run to commemorate the occasion.

This comes after he and Southern California Sports Broadcasters president Rand Elkins announced on the Mason and Ireland show that Miller would be the 2018 recipient of the SCSB’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award, and that the organization’s award for best TV play-by-play broadcaster would be renamed the Bob Miller Award.

This Saturday, he’ll be recognized during the Valley Economic Alliance’s Valley of the Stars Gala and Awards Ceremony, and on June 25-26, he’ll be saluted with the National Sports Media Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 58th NSMA Awards Weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Later, on September 30, he’ll also receive the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Anita Racetrack in recognition of his 44 years of excellence as the Voice of the Kings. Later this fall, it is expected he will honored at L.A. City Hall.

Other big news! Miller, along with filmmaker Charlie Minn, will be airing a special screening of Bob Miller: The Voice of the King at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood on Wednesday, June 7. That screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Miller and Minn. Tickets are $11 for adults, and $8 for seniors 62 and over and children 11 and under; they’re available for purchase by scrolling to the bottom of this link. The 2014 documentary contains archival footage both from his work in Los Angeles and Wisconsin and uses interviews of close friends and colleagues to tell a story about one of sports broadcasting’s greatest storytellers.

Jonathan Quick gives Bob Miller the final game puck

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