It was then, a few days after Impemba and Allen were involved in a physical altercation, when FSD knew what the future held. Shepard, a mainstay on the Detroit sports media scene for more than 20 years, assumed the play-by-play duties down the stretch. The games were not his first: Shepard has filled in for Impemba on occasion over the past few years. Shepard is a versatile broadcaster and has extensive experience.
Occupation Sports host, sports reporter John Keating born c. He was born in Madison Heights, Michigan. He attended Grand Valley State University. Keating has won five Michigan Emmys during his time at Fox Sports Detroit and is their longest serving anchor. Keating is known for his bizarre pop culture analogies, often comparing recent sports games and their participants to current events and the latest news in the lives of celebrities.
Radio career[ edit ] Keating began his broadcasting career while a student at Grand Valley State University. WZZR already had an on-air personality named "John" on staff. To avoid confusion among listeners, Keating assumed the on-air name of "Steve Knight. Having transitioned to television, Keating was stuck being known on air as "Steve Knight".
In June , Keating served as a temporary color analyst on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network for several road games, as regular analyst Jim Price substituted in turn for play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson while the latter recuperated from leg surgery.