- Friday Night Voices: Who Do You Favor?
By LincolnPrepSports.com Writing Staff
LINCOLN---Whether you listen on the radio, watch it on TV or, for that matter, listen or watch on the Internet, you likely hear the same voices covering your favorite high school teams each week.
We are asking you, the reader, to give us some input on who you enjoy hearing during a broadcast.
Don't worry, you're allowed to suggest announcers that are not affiliated with LincolnPrepSports.com and LincolnMetroSports.com.
Broadcasters past and present can be suggested, too.
Our staff has its share of voices you hear each week. From Jeff Motz and John Harris, to Dick Janda and Kellan Heavican, LincolnPrepSports.com is well covered. Bruce Taylor mans the mic for the high school football games on LincolnMetroSports.com.
Motz is also busy calling games on the radio with KFOR FM103.3/1240AM and ESPN 1480. He's also the sports director at KFOR.
Janda, a veteran of Lincoln TV and radio, keeps busy also by lending his voice to radio stations in smaller communities outside of Lincoln, plus TV coverage on Time Warner Cable.
We can't forget our longtime friend, Thom Corritore. In addition to covering the state and regional Legion baseball tournaments on LincolnMetroSports.com, he's the voice of high school football in Omaha on KCRO 660AM.
Chris Schmidt and Chris Goforth also help Motz with high school games on the radio at KFOR and KLMS (ESPN 1480). John Gaskins is the play-by-play man at 93.7 The Ticket in Lincoln.
Across Nebraska, names like Doug Duda at ESPN 1460 in Kearney, Brian Gallagher at KRGI in Grand Island, Joe Tjaden at WJAG/KEXL Norfolk, Walt Smith at KNLV Ord, Rich Ray at KHUB Fremont and Bryan Cook at KWBE Beatrice also fill the airwaves every Friday night.
What about Hall of Famers Chuck Stevens and Mark Ahmann? Stevens spent over 30 years as the high school sports play-by-play voice at KFOR in Lincoln and Ahmann has his share of games covered via TV at KOLN/KGIN-TV and KTCH in Wayne.
How about Jim Kelter? The long time sports voice on TV and radio in Omaha certainly spent his fare share of time covering metro teams at KMTV and later at KOIL-AM and KKAR-AM. Kelter also called games for the now defunct OmahaPlayByPlay.com and later did games here on LincolnPrepSports.com.
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