Post Number: 152
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:27 pm: || |
I was disappointed to read this story this afternoon. Larry Henry was one of the best play-by-play announcers in Detroit, and is still missed by fans of Michigan football and basketball.
Sportscaster Henry fired by WWJ
Mike O'Hara / The Detroit News
Larry Henry, whose smooth baritone has graced Metro Detroit's sports airwaves for more than three decades, has been terminated from his position as a morning sports anchor by WWJ-AM 950.
Henry confirmed the move to The Detroit News in an e-mail exchange Monday afternoon.
By e-mail, Henry said the move did not surprise him.
"Hopefully, I can find some other work outside of broadcasting," Henry said.
Henry, whose first job in the Detroit market was with WJR-AM 760 in the early 1980s, has had a long and versatile career. He has handled play-by-play for such teams as University of Michigan football and basketball, Pistons basketball, Lions football and auto racing.
Henry has done free-lance work apart from his duties at WWJ.
Find this article at:
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20080211/S PORTS07/802110455
Post Number: 1673
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:30 pm: || |
Just read that.....there has to be more to the story.
Post Number: 369
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:59 pm: || |
I listened to it manifest itself day by day. They picked him apart like crows picks apart road kill (Mo-Town simile). I never thought that they would go this far though. He probably didn't either. It's too bad.
Post Number: 153
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:35 pm: || |
He called some classic games, the Fab Five, just was great to listen to. With him gone from the Michigan football and basketball games and with Champion no longer broadcasting the Lions' failures, Detroit sports radio isn't as good as it once was.
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:47 pm: || |
Can't say I'm gonna miss him much.
Used to be solid, but devolved into a slapstick huckster, a la Bernie Smilovitz.
Post Number: 200
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:48 pm: || |
He was the funniest part of the mornings at WWJ – his chatter & commentary always broke the mood after so many serious & often grim news pieces. I'll miss his ostentatious sense of humor.
Post Number: 344
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:51 pm: || |
A sense of humor can be ostentatious?
That's news to me.
And Larry Henry funny?!
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:56 pm: || |
There i$ $o much more to the $tory, re$t a$$ured.
Post Number: 1284
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:01 pm: || |
I'm betting that Lostletgumes summed it up best...
Post Number: 370
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:02 pm: || |
I $u$pect Lo$tlegume$ hit it right on the money, $o to $peak.
Well, that'$ radio. You're only working becau$e they haven't fired you yet.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 7:03 pm: || |
I wonder if Tony Ortiz will move up to the morning slot...
Post Number: 345
|Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 7:36 pm: || |
Close your eyes and listen carefully to Tony Ortiz.
Listen ... listen ... ("I love you, you love me, we're a happy fam-a-leee!")
Post Number: 93
|Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 1:35 am: || |
Tigersfan thats a great point about Champion and it was obvious it was political considering him doing Pistons game now. Millen put an end to Champion and the Detroit Lions message board! I'm still mad.
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:02 pm: || |
It's all about money ... CBS Radio is hemorrhaging money at this point, and this is just the latest of numerous cost cutting moves taking place at their six station cluster in this market. It's also happening at Clear Channel, Greater Media and other broadcasting groups in town.
Post Number: 1043
|Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:43 am: || |
I heard they want to outsource the sports. A couple days ago I was listening to WWJ in the afternoon and Tony Ortiz was doing the sports. He signed off by saying he was going to go check his mail slot.
Post Number: 594
|Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 2:06 pm: || |
He used to brag about how fat and what a big drinker he was. Maybe the station wanted to change their image.