Author George B. Eichorn brings his passion for sports and sports broadcasting to every page. He is the executive administrator of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, and a longtime beat writer and on-the-air personality who has covered Detroit's sports scene since the late 1970s.
Detroit's Sports Broadcasters On the Air Michigan (Images of Sports Series)by George B. Eichorn
Sports are as much a part of the fabric of Detroit, Michigan, as is the automobile. From its professional teams such as the Red Wings, Lions, Pistons, and Tigers, to its local collegiate programs, the Motor City takes its sports seriously. Television and radio stations blanket the area with coverage of the games, players, and off-the-field goings-on affecting
Sports are as much a part of the fabric of Detroit, Michigan, as is the automobile. From its professional teams such as the Red Wings, Lions, Pistons, and Tigers, to its local collegiate programs, the Motor City takes its sports seriously. Television and radio stations blanket the area with coverage of the games, players, and off-the-field goings-on affecting these teams. Men and women behind the microphones provide the link between Detroit teams and Detroit fans, offering play-by-play, analysis, interviews, and candid comments. Detroit's Sports Broadcasters: On the Air takes the reader behind the scenes, tracing nearly 80 years of electronic reporting-from broadcast pioneer Ty Tyson to the talk show hosts and anchors of today. Recall Detroit's great sports moments through the eyes and words of the legendary Ernie Harwell, Van Patrick, Budd Lynch, Bruce Martyn, Bob Reynolds, Dave Diles, Al Ackerman, Ray Lane, Frank Beckmann, and George Blaha.
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This book will resurect the ghosts of past Detroit teams and those great voices and personalities that connected them with the community. Van Patrick. Bob Reynolds. Bud Lynch. Bruce Martyn. Ernie Harwell. And many many others. Thoroughly enjoyable.
The author has done a marvelous job of taking us on a journey through time in Detroit sports broadcasting. From Ernie Harwell and Van Patrick to Paul Carey and Al Ackerman, I love these pictures and the text. It's an easy read too!
This is an excellent diary of sports broadcasters who have made their mark in Detroit and southeast Michigan. The rare photos of Ty Tyson, Ray Lane, Ernie Harwell, Budd Lynch and others are quite remarkable. A good book to read and enjoy.