Seattle News Fixture Chris Legeros Passes

Chris Legeros, who left broadcasting last year to treat his cancer, has passed away. Chris worked with Seattle-based KIRO from 1983-2014 and won multiple Emmys for his work. Earlier this year, Chris was inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Silver Circle is an honor given to those who made a significant contribution to television for more than Twenty-five years. 
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Vin Scully to Miss the Rest of the Postseason

Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers broadcaster, will be missing the rest of the baseball season after having a medical procedure earlier this week. He will be taking the time off to recuperate and he recently signed a contract extension to some back next year. Vin plans on coming back strong and ready for next season. We wish him well and can’t wait for his first game back next year.

You can read more about the story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/broadcaster-vin-scully-miss-postseason/story?id=34356910

 

Female Reporters Still Face Old Problems

At the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars game this week there was a step backward made for female reporters. An usher, working for Lucas Oil Stadium and the Colts, would not allow three female reporters into the locker rooms. The usher believed that the players might not want women in the locker rooms. Female reporters still see many problems when trying their hand in the sports world. The three reporters were finally let in after several minutes of waiting, but this shows that some people still can’t accept women and their involvement in sports. Both teams have launched investigations into the matter and have made public apologies to the reporters.

You can read the whole story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/female-sports-reporters-jaguar-colts-locker-room_56126c9de4b0768127027850

Hawk Harrelson Cutting Down His Workload

Hawk Harrelson, a longtime staple in the Chicago White Sox organization, is going to call fewer games going forward. Starting next year he will only call 81 games. Hawk has been a part of the team since 1982 has been one of the team’s play-by-play announcers for 29 of those 33 years. Hawk will still be working with the team, just in a smaller capacity.

You can read more on the story here: http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/report-white-sox-broadcaster-hawk-harrelson-cut-workload-2016


 

From Behind the Scenes to In Front of the Lights

David Westin, former ABC News President, is getting a shot in front of the camera as the host of the new show on “Bloomberg Go.” His show will focus on business related news and will be on for three hours every morning. Westin became the ABC News President in 1997 and ran the business from behind the scenes until 2010. Getting back into the broadcast business and relaying news for Bloomberg seems like the perfect place for the former corporate lawyer.

 

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Don Orsillo is Switching Coasts and Teams

Don Orsillo has signed a new contract to become the San Diego Padres radio and television broadcaster moving forward. He will be leaving the Red Sox after this season after being a broadcaster for the team for over 15 years. Don has supposedly been offered a 6-year contract by the Padres and will be with the team through the 2020-2021 season.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/sep/30/padres-hire-don-orsillo-fox-sports-san-diego/

Legends Retire But Never Get Replaced

As Richard Deitsch goes into much more detail in his Sports Illustrated article, it is very hard, if not impossible to replace a legendary sports broadcaster. He mentions famous voices, both old and new, that will never be forgotten. It’s also better if the people following them don’t expect to overtake them overnight. Deitsch mentions Vin Scully and Dick Enberg’s upcoming retirements and the trouble that both the Dodger’s and Padre’s, respectively, will have trying to find people to follow their incredible careers. You can read more by clicking the link: http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/09/27/media-circus-replacing-vin-scully-dick-enberg-nfl-reporting

Hank Bauer out as Chargers broadcaster

“Hank Bauer, a long-time color analyst on the Chargers radio broadcast, won’t call games this season, as his contract expired this spring without renewal from iHeartMedia.

Bauer had been in the booth since 1998. iHeartMedia oversees XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego, the team’s flagship station.

Voted in 2009 one of the 50 greatest Chargers of all-time, the former standout special teamer participated in more than 500 of the franchise’s games as a player, coach and broadcaster. His 52 special teams tackles in 1981 set an NFL single-season record.”

 

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Chris Blair to be Next ‘Voice of the Tigers’

“BATON ROUGE – LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced Saturday that Chris Blair, currently the “Voice” of Georgia Southern University Athletics, has been named as the next “Voice of the Tigers” beginning with the 2016 LSU baseball season.

Blair, whose title will be Director of Radio Broadcasting, is expected to join the LSU Athletics Department in December 2015. Blair is currently the General Manager and Voice of the Eagles at Georgia Southern Sports Properties.

Jim Hawthorne, the present and longtime “Voice of the Tigers,” will finish his career by calling the 2015 LSU football and 2015-16 men’s basketball seasons before retiring after more than 30 years on play-by-play duty for three sports at LSU.

“Chris Blair is a rising star and we are excited to bring him to LSU as the next voice of the Tigers,” said Alleva. “We had many quality candidates and Chris just stood out. It’s the premier play by play job in college athletics and we’ve hired a guy who will do a great job of being the radio voice of LSU athletics. His passion, knowledge and love of radio is something LSU fans will quickly notice and identify with. We are excited to have him join our staff.” ”

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Rob Ellis to become new midday host for The Fanatic – Philly.com

“Back in March, Sportsradio 94 WIP host Rob Ellis left the station after being demoted from afternoons to the night shift (a move he first became aware of after reading about it on Crossing Broad).

Ellis left to become the host of the new Comcast sports morning show “Breakfast on Broad,” but apparently he’s not quite finished spending time on the Philly airwaves.”

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