Clipped From The Evening News
Cheers for Bruce By HERB LEVIN (General Manager) Van Patrick, Bob Reynolds, Geor|5e Kell and Ernie Harwell are household names .among Michigan sports fans. All are distinguished in play-by-play announcing.. Consider another name: Bruce Martyn. Bruce, a former Sault Ste. Made resident (his parents reside here), has been -named the "voice" of the Red Wings. He'll be the' top man behind the mike when the Redshiirts launch their 1973-74 campaign next month. Bruce is a seasoned announcer of exceptional exceptional talent He started his play-t^y-play career career while serving as sports directoi of WSOO — a station that has produced many top flight news and sports announcers. As the new chief play-by-play .announcer for the Red Whigs, Bruce will be more than a drum beater for pro hockey. Few announcers can match his background in the pro hockey ranks and the long association has developed into a wonderful love affair. At the drop of a question Bruce can tell you about all National Hockey Leajgue clubs and players . . . the number of career goals by Gordie Howe ... how many shutouts Terry Sawchuk posted while a member of tiie Detroit organization and the number of assisfe credited to Alex Delvecchio. Brace's career as sports announcer^has spanned spanned the past 25 years. He knows sill of the prominent athletic figures and speaks of them in a trenchant and provocative style. iMartyn has brought to his orbit o): fun and games a personal flamboyance that is counterbalanced counterbalanced by sound editorial judgmerdt and an instinct for ferreting out all the nev^5_ Bruce is no drum beater. He is not? reluctant to speak his mind. He has made himself an acknowledged expert on all phases of ^athletics. Pages could be written about Brace's many radio experiences while announciqg major sports events. He Is an inspiration to sill young announcers who aspire to excellent in the broadcast field.