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BASEBALL SPORTSCASTER HAS DIED AT 94

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Vincent Edward Scully (November 29, 1927 – August 2, 2022)

Vin Scully was a sportscaster, best known for his 67
seasons calling games for
Major League Baseball‘s
Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning in 1950 (when the
franchise was located in
Brooklyn) and ending in 2016.


In addition to Dodgers baseball, Scully called various
nationally-televised football and golf contests for
CBS
Sports
from 1975 to 1982, and was NBC Sports lead
baseball play-by-play announcer from 1983 to 1989. He
also called the
World Series for CBS Radio from 1979
to 1982 and again from 1990 to 1997.
Scully died at his
home in
Hidden Hills, California
      
       
     

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATU~60 YEARS SERVICE

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On March 15, 1962, KATU in Portland, Oregon went on the air with
its first broadcast in black-and-white.

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In 1973, KATU’s Eyewitness News Team was anchored by
(seated) Dick Bogle (left) and Gary Bentley (right) standing:
Weatherman Jim “The Boz” Bosley (left) and Sportscaster 
Roger Twibell (right). 

 

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COUNTRY MUSIC DEAN HAS DIED AT 88

Ralph Emery — CRS

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88 | The  Spokesman-Review
Walter Ralph Emery (March 10, 1933 – January 15, 2022

Walter was an country music disc jockey and television host
from
Nashville, Tennessee. He gained national fame hosting
the
syndicated television
music series, Pop! Goes the Country, 
from 1974 to 1980 and the nightly Nashville Network
television
program.

Ralph Emery at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee

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In 1966, Tex Ritter (right) joined Ralph Emery as co-host of
the all-night Opry Star Spotlight radio show on Nashville’s
WSM. Ritter would co-host the program for sixteen months.

Memories: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery | Ralph Emery, Tom Carter | 1st  Edition

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER IS 69 TODAY

 Why Bill Walton sued the Blazers medical staff

Bill Walton howling at the moon to ring in the New Year sent college  basketball fans berserk | Sporting News


Bill Walton (above) is a retired basketball star,who had been with
the Portland Trail Blazers, and is now a broadcaster in the sport.

He was born in La Mesa CA. Walton led the Trail Blazers to an
NBA championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals MVP (Most
Valuable
Player Award) that season. 


Bill Walton | Basketball Wiki | Fandom

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WHEN THE NEWS WAS WORTH WATCHING

The Huntley-Brinkley Report Photos | Classic television, David brinkley, Old tv shows
From left: Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974).
David Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003).

 

 

The Huntley–Brinkley Report (sometimes known as The Texaco
Huntley–Brinkley Report
for one of its early sponsors) was a
evening news program that aired on
NBC from October 29, 1956,
to July 31, 1970. It was anchored by
Chet Huntley in New York
City
, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C. It succeeded the
Camel News Caravan, anchored by
John Cameron Swayze. The
program ran for 15 minutes at its inception but expanded to 30
minutes on September 9, 1963, exactly a week after the CBS
Evening News
with Walter Cronkite did so. (From Wikipedia)

 

RetroNewsNow on Twitter: "DEBUT: 'The Huntley-Brinkley Report' premiered 62 years ago, October 29, 1956, on NBC… "


David Brinkley on the Washington Studio set.

 

Michael Beschloss on Twitter: "TV Guide, this week 1960:… "
1960

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Chet Huntley in New York.

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