UGA's Munson to be honored

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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.

The event is scheduled May 2-4 in Salisbury, N.C.

Munson called Georgia football games from 1966 to 2007.

“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.”

Hall of Famers are nominated by an NSSA panel and then voted on by their 700 sportswriters and broadcast members. Leigh Montville from the Boston Globe/Sports Illustrated will also be inducted.

Jim Nantz of CBS will be recognized as the National Sportscaster of the Year and Bob Ryan of the will be recognized as the National Sportswriter of the Year.

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gomer73 04/27/09 - 11:26 am
Congrats Larry, you made

Congrats Larry, you made Saturdays in the fall very wonderful for me. Thank you for all you did for me and UGA.

themaninthemirror 04/27/09 - 12:31 pm
Larry Munson is the true

Larry Munson is the true "voice" of Georgia football and there will never be a replacement for him. There will be other announcers, but no more "sugar from the sky".

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