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Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by crimsonace, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    The ISSA Hall of Fame banquet is coming up in a couple of weeks. If you're interested in attending, PM me.

    Five Indiana sports journalism legends will be inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 17 at the Wyndham Hotel at 2544 Executive Drive in Indianapolis, near the Indianapolis International Airport.

    The 15th Hall of Fame banquet will begin with dinner at 7 p.m.

    This year’s Hall of Fame class includes:
    · Jerry Birge of WITZ-Jasper, WTVW-Evansville and the Jasper Herald. Birge spent 28 years in Indiana radio, television and newspapers, serving in his hometown of Jasper and Evansville. He also was a play-by-play broadcaster for the University of Evansville for six seasons. Birge has won numerous broadcasting and writing awards during his tenure as a journalist in both Indiana and Kentucky.
    · Paul Condry of Regional Radio Sports Network. A native of Hobart, Condry founded RRSN in 1992. The South Bend-based company has produced broadcasts of high school and Bethel College sports on 18 radio stations throughout Indiana. Condry also is the founder and publisher the publisher of the statewide Indiana Football Digest preview magazine.
    · Walt Ferber of WITZ-Jasper. A native of New Albany, Ferber has served at WITZ since 1980. Prior to that, he served at stations in New Albany, Bloomington and Columbus. He produces three daily sports reports a day, and also has been the play-by-play voice of Jasper High School athletics and the Dubois County Dragons and Bombers baseball teams.
    · Lynn Houser of the Bloomington Herald-Times. One of the veterans of Indiana sports journalism, Houser has covered everything from high school sports to the Final Four and Super Bowl during a career that has spanned 34 years with the Kendallville News-Sun and the Herald-Times, where he has been since 1984. Houser is a native of Fort Wayne.
    · Jack Lorri of the University of Notre Dame. Lorri spent 38 years as the play-by-play voice of Fighting Irish basketball from 1968-2006. He also spent 18 years at WTRC in Elkhart and worked the IHSAA boys basketball State Finals for 21 years, and was the sports director of WSJV-TV in South Bend from 1967-80.

    The ISSA also has annually honored Indiana sports journalists since 1946. These award winners will also be recognized:
    · Dan Egierski, WYFX-Evansville (Marv Bates Indiana Sportscaster of the Year)
    · Doug Zaleski, Muncie Star-Press (Corky Lamm Indiana Sportswriter of the Year)
    · Jim McGrath, Butler University (Bob Williams Helping Hand Award)
    · Henry Rosenthal, WASK/WLFI-Lafayette (Lifetime Service Award)

    About the ISSA:
    The Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association was founded in 1946 to serve the needs of the state’s sports journalism community. Each year, it has named a Sportswriter and Sportscaster of the Year, awards that today are named for Corky Lamm and Don Bates. The Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to bring further honor to deserving Indiana sports journalists. The Hall of Fame members’ names displayed permanently on a plaque at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Find the ISSA on the web: www.indianassa.org.
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