About The Show
FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW w/ Donal Ware debuted August 20, 2005 on five radio stations across the country.
BOXTOROW CURRENTLY airs on SiriusXM as well as 50 radio stations across the country. This talk show talks about the hot and relevant issues of the days as well as talking with the top entertainers and sports figures of the day.
Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) are successful in producing outstanding student-athletes and athletic programs and have made great strides for over 100 years. But during most of that time, schools were underrepresented in their coverage by the media.
FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW is the only nationally syndicated sports talk show which places major emphasis on HBCU Sports. The show talks all sports and has broadcast live from Radio Row at The Big Game and from NBA All-Star Weekend as well as from the U.S. Open. BOXTOROW, as it is also known, was credentialed to cover the Super Bowl for the first time during the Super Bowl in Tampa in 2009. Other events covered include MLB All-Star Games, NBA Finals, NHL All-Star Game and the Daytona 500.
Donal Ware, a native of Silver Spring, MD is known as the voice of HBCU sports. His broadcast career has now spanned more than 20 years. Upon graduation from Morgan State University in 1998 with a degree in Telecommunications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, Ware began his professional career in sports media relations, accepting the position of sports information director at North Carolina A&T State University. After two years at A&T, Ware accepted a position at North Carolina State University as assistant media relations director, becoming perhaps the first African-American media relations assistant director at an ACC school.
Radio has always been Ware’s love. Ware started out as an analyst during Morgan State football and basketball games in 1997. In 1998, Ware became the halftime host, under the tutelage of Morgan State legendary broadcaster Lamont Germany, during the football broadcasts, giving updates on scores from around the country, analysis of the game, and putting together student-athlete halftime features. After a year and a half hiatus from radio, Ware began doing play-by-play and color commentary for North Carolina A&T basketball games.
In 2005, Ware formed his own company, DWCommunications, LLC and started FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW.
Known as the John Madden of Black College Football for his voice work in the Black college video game BCFx, during the 2007 CIAA Tournament Ware received the honor of being named CIAA Broadcaster of the Year.
Ware has interviewed the likes of Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, Michael Vick, Jim Brown, Tony Dungy, Mike Tyson, Jerry Rice, Simone Biles, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, T.I., Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Janelle Monae, Ice Cube; just to name a few.
Ware also current serves as the play-by-play voice for North Carolina A&T State football.
E-mail Donal at: dware1[at]boxtorow.com.