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Postby ndsportsfan98 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:33 am

The Russ Smith posts lead me to another interesting topic.  Who is your favorite ND radio or TV broadcaster???
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Postby point/center » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:39 pm

In no particular order
Lee Halvorson
Jack Michaels
the dude from Hettinger---Nolan Dix
Gary Rogers
that's a start
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Postby ndsportsfan98 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:29 pm

I agree Nat Talent, I've had the opportunity to hear Mark Beighley, and he is among the best in ND.  I also have heard Lee Halverson in Williston and he does a good job as well.  Another one that not many know of is in the SE part of the state in Lisbon is Bruce Dougherty, he's got a great radio voice and does a great job of covering local sports in the part of the state.
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Postby Wild Wolves » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:21 pm

I listened to "outdoors Live" for like ten minutes and the host of that show should do sports, real sports not fishing :D.  He never has a second of dead air.  I bet fishing would sound better than some football games I have heard in the last few years. 
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Postby scc » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:22 pm

Other good announcers include:

Rod Kleinjan
Dan Keating
Pat Sweeney
Jake Kulland

...and several others
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Postby Notorious » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:11 am

Anyone remember Rog Higgens?  It was fun to listen to him.
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Postby InTheKnow » Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:03 pm

Jake Kulland- KNDK in Langdon... He does a pretty good job. Describes the action pretty well and is energetic.
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Postby nd-ball41 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:08 am

Dean Kraft out of Jamestown has one of the best voices, and know it all of the sports he does.
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Postby Wild Wolves » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:28 am

I heard the "Outdoors Live" guy (Doug Leer) had Cindy somebody on from Dickinson and they were talking about making fishing a HS sport.

Awesome!
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Postby Honus355 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:26 pm

Lee Timmerman is a very good sportscaster. He also does a terrific job in March doing all of the state tournaments.
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Postby sportsense » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:21 am

Jake Kulland of Langdon without a doubt is the best sports broadcaster for all sports in ND.
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Postby sportsense » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:22 am

Maybe!!
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Postby point/center » Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:09 pm

Most TV broadcasters have little if any interest/knowledge of HS area sports. Every year watching the Dakota Bow, state Hoops on tVl I cringe. It's to bad, but true.
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Postby Ben23 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:21 pm

I would have to say GR from KBMW in Wahpeton or the Doughtery guy from KQLX in Lisbon they are both pretty good.
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Postby Baller » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:23 am

I miss Rog...He was absolutly hilarious.
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Postby gophers18 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:38 am

Bruce D. from Lisbon is an excellent baseball and basketball man. KQLX does a great job of announcing the small community games not to many stations will carry a legion baseball game down in SE North Dakota. Hint KBMW!!!!. Gary R. is totally awesome too from KBMW just do some local legion games!!!!!
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Postby Number7 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:10 pm

Honus355 wrote:Lee Timmerman is a very good sportscaster. He also does a terrific job in March doing all of the state tournaments.

the best tv combination was him and DAN HAMMER. They fed off of each other and made a great telecast. Scoot Peters doesnt do him justice, but great point cause many times the TV guys dont know hardly anything about the athletes unless they are a Travis Mertens or Tyler Koenig.
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Postby scc » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:20 pm

I liked Rich Lodewyk's coverage of state hockey last year.
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Postby bballfan_05 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:42 pm

Yea, some of the broadcasters don't know a whole lot. Most of their comments are comical though. If nothing else, you can get a good laugh in.
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Postby cityleaguer » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:00 pm

I think Rod Kleinjan for KDIX in Dickinson does a great job. Always seems to know what he's talking about, never pauses for names or numbers of players, and has been credited for his unbiased approach to broadcasting, which makes opposing teams more comfortable while listening IMO.
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Postby Ming01 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:38 pm

I like Jack Michaels from Bismarck.  Also theres a guy from Williston that's pretty good.
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Postby point/center » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:15 pm

Ming01 wrote:I like Jack Michaels from Bismarck.  Also theres a guy from Williston that's pretty good.

Lee Halvorson from Williston...and he's one of the best EVER
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Postby hoopsstar2391 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:26 pm

Mark McKenzie is a pretty good basketball broadcaster, he does a good job with districts and regionals for District 5 and Region 3.
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Postby point/center » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:23 am

ryan cunningham from Valley City calls a nice football game.
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Postby cardinal10 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:35 am

Jake Kulland is real energetic plus he's got his own band.  How's that for versatile?  Also hear Beighley out of Devils Lake alot and he has a good voice for radio.  "Count it and a foul" is a great line for him.  He maybe pushes the Packers and Badgers a little much, but everyone has their favorites.
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