September 9, 1993
The Mighty Ducks announced three-quarters of their radio and television broadcast teams Wednesday. Chris Madsen, who was recently with SportsChannel Chicago, will be the team's play-by-play announcer for KCAL-TV (Channel 9). Matt McConnell, who will do the radio play-by-play, has seven years of hockey broadcasting experience, including stints with the Michigan State Spartans and the Flint Spirits and Peoria Rivermen of the International Hockey League.
October 8, 1999 |
Former professional wrestler Robert "Gorilla Monsoon" Marella, one of the most beloved villains of the ring who became a television announcer for the World Wrestling Federation, has died at the age of 62. Marella, who had suffered from diabetes and heart problems in recent years, died Wednesday at his home in this Philadelphia suburb, where he had been a longtime resident.
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September 10, 2000
Bob "Shamrock" Shannon, 79, longtime radio and television announcer. Shannon began working as a radio announcer in his hometown of West Allis, Wis., in 1938, while he was still in high school. He got his big break at WTMJ in Milwaukee announcing for Heinie and the Grenadiers, a locally well-known polka band. He came to Hollywood after military service in World War II and was a CBS network announcer in the late 1940s.
March 31, 1994 |
Wendell Niles, a veteran radio and television announcer who worked with such performers as Bob Hope, George Burns and Milton Berle, has died at his San Fernando Valley home. He was 89. A Toluca Lake resident for 55 years, Niles died Monday of cancer, said his son, Wendell Niles Jr.
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September 19, 1989 |
Jay Stewart, the announcer of the long-running television game show "Let's Make a Deal," died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Hollywood home, police said Monday Police Detective Russell Kuster said the 71-year-old Stewart, whose real name was Jay Fix, shot himself in the head Sunday outside the garage of his Grace Street residence. An explanatory note and a last will and testament was discovered in his possession, Kuster said.
April 7, 2003 |
They wired Mia Hamm for sound on Saturday. Unfortunately, they did the same for Ty Keough. OK, so that's a bit of a cheap shot, but there is only so much dull even the hardiest of television soccer viewers can stand. Cheerleading is bad enough, but claptrap is worse. Fortunately, help is on the way. The most encouraging news to emerge from the Major League Soccer and Women's United Soccer Assn.