Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Munson in the Hall of Fame

Over the past weekend, longtime University of Georgia radio announcer Larry Munson was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s 50th Annual Awards program. Munson called Georgia football games from 1966 to 2007. Starting at age 20, Munson began to accumulate lots of experience in sports broadcasting. He called games for major and minor league baseball, the University of Wyoming football and basketball, Nashville Vols (baseball), Vanderbilt football and basketball for 16 years and was a member of the original Atlanta Braves broadcast team when they moved from Milwaukee.

“This is an overwhelming tribute, and I am honored to be selected to this group of outstanding and accomplished professionals,” said Munson. “To be elected to any Hall of Fame is quite humbling, but to be chosen to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor.” This award will be added to his many other broadcasting accolades. Munson was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly in 1983, inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1994 and the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

He truly is one of the most memorable voices in broadcasting and I have grown up listening to him call the Dawgs games. It is not quite the same listening to the games now and even though Scott Howard and Eric Zeier do a great job, they just aren’t Larry!

Congrats Mr. Munson!

1 comment:

kristi said...

Boy, he will be missed!