Our very own Dean of Sports is an MI Sports HOF finalist
For the third year in a row, WVFN’s Tim Staudt is a finalist for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame!
Tim is already in a few Halls of Fame in the State of Michigan. He is a member of the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Both extremely well deserved!
Tim’s credentials for Michigan Sports HOF are more than deserving. Over 50 years in television, first at the old WJIM-TV 6 in the 1970s. And since 1980 he has been sports director of WILX-TV 10.
He also did play-by-play for Michigan State sports on radio. As well as high school sports broadcasts on television and radio. And he did play-by-play television for Big Ten basketball on the old RAYCOM network in the 1980s and 1990s.
But for nearly 30 years, he hosted “Staudt on Sports” right here on WVFN. It will be 30 years on the air on March 8.
Staudt on Sports is now Michigan’s oldest sports radio show still on the air. And I was his producer for 15 of them, having joined him in the summer of 2007.
What an adventure it was to be his producer! The stories I have would fill several chapters of a book, or maybe an entire book, I’m not sure.
From the story of Wendy’s Frosty to the massive 3 wood that Tiger Woods hit out of the blue at the British Open in 2009 (a record). And what about the late George Perles telling Tim how he cooks a turkey on Thanksgiving? And him talking about MSU Basketball needing a Big Man coach with Joe Rexrode was nothing short of legendary. And let’s not forget that every time someone runs the triangulation offense in football, they’ve said “They just boned ’em all over!!!” Classic!
These are just a few that I could think of for the purposes of this article.
Bloopers? Too many to mention and some of them are absolutely hilarious. Maybe I’ll write a book one day.
But the thing with Tim is his consistency. He obviously does something good to be on the air, and STAY ONLINE for over 50 years in television and nearly 30 years in radio. Its longevity speaks for itself.
There is a public vote for MSHOF, and you can and should vote for Tim.
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