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Friday, April 23, 2010

Red Barber used egg timer to remind listeners of score

From ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: "Listeners relied on that friendly voice to "see" the action. It was their sensory connection to the event....There were fairly straightforward conventions used to guide announcers.
  • that every three minutes, listeners needed to be told the score."...
"Soothing the irritation," 4/20/10, ESPN Ombudsman column, via Neil Best Watchdog
  • photo from National Event blog, neco, 4/14/10

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