Sudbury’s Joe Bowen is a Canadian sportscaster and he is affectionally known as “The Voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs”, having broadcast over 3,000 Leafs games.
The Brian Williams Media Award is presented annually to a person in the Ontario sports media who has distinguished themselves in their life’s work, and career.
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Toronto’s Gordon Craig got his start in television in Winnipeg when he opted to join CBC rather than continue his university studies. It wasn’t long before he was moved to Toronto and into the TV sports department, where he soon began to produce curling shows under a variety of titles.
For many in the province of Ontario, the sound of Jerry Howarth’s voice means Toronto Blue Jays baseball and a warm summer day. The York, Pa. native was raised in San Francisco. Howarth began his broadcast career in 1974 with the Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League. The Blue
When Harnarayan Singh was a four-year-old living in Brooks, Alberta, he told his parents he wanted to be a hockey broadcaster, like Ron MacLean on Hockey Night in Canada. Growing up, Singh, would be doing his own commentary of the NHL games, and his family would have to tell him
Born in Toronto in 1945, Howard Starkman has spent four decades as an executive with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was initially hired as director of public relations on July 4, 1976 and he served in that capacity until 1998. In that role, he was in charge of media relations,
From opening day in 1977 until his 2004 retirement, Tom Cheek was the "Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays". Over those 27 years, Cheek called 4,306 consecutive games. Game 6 of the 1993 World Series brought Cheek's iconic moment with his "Touch 'em all, Joe! You'll never hit a bigger
No doubt Dave Hodge will have a few words to say about Brian Williams and Bill Stephenson this afternoon. This trio goes way back – with the accent on "way." Williams, of course, for whom this Ontario Sports Hall of Fame's media award is named, is the guy who sets