Monday April 27, 2009
ATHENS, Ga. --- Longtime University of Georgia radio announcer Larry
Munson will be inducted into the National Sportscasters and
Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s 50th
Annual Awards program scheduled May 2-4 in Salisbury, NC.
Munson called Georgia football games from 1966 to 2007. Starting at
age 20, Munson began to accumulate lots of experience in sports
broadcasting. He called games for major and minor league baseball, the
University of Wyoming football and basketball, Nashville Vols
(baseball), Vanderbilt football and basketball for 16 years and was a
member of the original Atlanta Braves broadcast team when they moved
“This is an overwhelming tribute, and I am honored to be selected to
this group of outstanding and accomplished professionals,” said
Munson. “To be elected to any Hall of Fame is quite humbling, but to
be chosen to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
is the ultimate honor.”
This award will be added to his many other broadcasting accolades.
Munson was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly in 1983,
inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in
1994 and the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Munson is also the 2003 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award, given
annually by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of
Fame. The award recognizes broadcasters with long and distinguished
careers in broadcasting college football, as well as their
contributions to community service. He was also named winner of the
2008 Furman Bisher Award for Sports Media Excellence presented by the
Atlanta Sports Council.