When I was a boy, I considered a career in radio, doing baseball play-by-play. I spent many happy hours listening to colorful descriptions of games hundreds of miles from my Kansas home. My imagination and the announcer’s words took me to those beautiful, far away stadiums.
My eventual radio career took another direction.
Now flash ahead a few years. I’m a young father who has purchased a Sony Big Mouth radio so I can follow the up-and-coming Kansas City Royals of the early seventies. Saturday and Sunday afternoons were spent on my driveway, grilling, and listening to Denny Mathews and Fred White on the Big Mouth.
There was something about Fred’s delivery that I truly enjoyed.
More years later … I got to meet Fred and talk with him. He was friendly and down-to-earth … just like he was on the air.
Fred died last week. So many listeners … and fellow broadcasters … already miss him.
Thanks for terrific memories, Fred.
Our thought for today is from George Santayana:
“There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.”