Ted Husing

Ted Husing


Ted Husing
Radio: North side of the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Nov. 27, 1901 in Bronx, N.Y.
Died Aug. 10, 1962 of brain tumor in Pasadena, CA

Ted Husing's dramatic, resonant voice pioneered sportscasting and made him one of radio's top personalities for 30 years.

In 1927, he joined the Columbia Broadcasting System where, during the next 19 years, he rose to become the highest-paid sports announcer in the radio business.

During the golden era of American sports, he covered the doings of such all-time greats as Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, Harmon Tilden and Tommy Harmon.

Husing's reporting assignments ranged from the Olympics to soapbox derbies — and his voice was always sure, and sometimes controversial.

He once referred to Harvard's football performance against Dartmouth as "putrid" and immediately wore out his welcome at Harvard.

Of all the sports he covered he said: "I guess I liked football best."

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