ESPN play-by-play man Brent Musburger was honored by WFUV 90.7 FM at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting” at the Fordham University School of Law on November 9. Musburger, one of the most recognized voices is sports broadcasting and a member of the National Sports Broadcasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, accepted the Vin Scully Award, named after the Hall of Fame broadcaster, play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and alumnus of WFUV and Fordham (1949).
“Vin Scully commands our admiration,” said Musburger in accepting the Scully Award. “I grew up in Montana, a skip off the mountain, and would listen to Vin Scully’s radio welcome: ‘a very pleasant evening to you wherever you may be.’ There is nothing like it. Years later, I got to broadcast a World Series game with him on CBS Radio. Now to receive an award with the name Vin Scully on it, there’s nothing like it.”
Previous Scully Award recipients are inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), Verne Lundquist (2014), and Mike “Doc” Emrick (2015).