Ted Husing

Husing was a top radio personality for 30 years. In 1924, he won an announcing audition that had 600 competitors. Three years later he joined CBS, doing all sports, including several WS. His rapid delivery was once measured at 400 words-per-minute. A colorful, outspoken, sometimes imaginative announcer, Husing was banned from Harvard’s football games for calling the play of their All-America quarterback “putrid.” Three years later he was temporarily suspended from doing the 1934 WS by Judge Landis for allegedly second-guessing the umpires in previous broadcasts. Husing left CBS in 1946 to become one of the first disc jockeys.