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Bill Roth

Bill Roth, a native of Pittsburgh, PA is most famous for the refrain, "From the blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the hills of Tennessee, the Virginia Tech Hokies are on the air!" Roth has been considered the "Voice…

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Frank Soden

Although Frank Soden is not a native of Virginia, during his career he became the most versatile and recognizable voice in Virginia sports history. Beginning his radio commentating out of state, Soden went on the air in Richmond in 1948…

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Bill Millsaps, Jr.

William H. Millsaps, Jr. is a native of Daisy, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at the Knoxville Journal for three years before joining the Richmond Times-Dispatch as a sports reporter in September of 1966. Millsaps was…

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Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz has come a long way from his hometown of New York City to become a seasoned veteran in Virginia sports coverage. With over half a century of experience, Moskowitz is an exemplar for sports writer hopefuls. After a…

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Bob Rathbun

Bob Rathbun was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island, and graduated from Catawba College in 1976. Rathbun began his career at WSTP radio in Salisbury, North Carolina, and then did baseball broadcast work for several teams, including two Virginia minor-league baseball…

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Laurence Leonard, Jr.

Laurence Leonard was a longtime sports editor of the Richmond News Leader from 1947 to 1968.  During his tenure, the Richmond area watched local sports go beyond high school competition. Leonard began his promotion of local sports in North Carolina,…

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Jerold “Jerry” Lindquist

In the writing world, there is quantity in the number of stories a writer can produce every year, and there is quality in the certain degree of excellence in those stories. In modern journalism, it is rare to find a…

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George McClelland

From out of the North he came.  That one index finger typing away at an unbelievable pace and producing crisp, passionate words.  We honor George McClelland, the Bowdoin College-educated wordsmith from Teaneck, N.J.  His lyrical prose and love of statistics…

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Bob McLelland

Born, raised and educated in Roanoke, Virginia, Bob McLelland worked for the Roanoke Times & World News from 1949 to 1980 filling the shoes of sports writer, sports editor and metro editor. His gifted writing and prize-winning columns earned him…

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Frank Messer

From the very beginning of the romance between microphone and Frank Messer, there was, appropriately enough, a Marine-like precision in the way his sonorous tones came over the airways.  The tall North Carolinian, who served the Marine Corps from 1942-1945,…

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