Skip to comments.Longtime Red Wings announcer Lynch dies at 95
Posted on 10/10/2012 6:38:37 AM PDT by shove_it
DETROIT (AP) -- Budd Lynch, a veteran radio broadcaster who spent more than 60 years working for the Detroit Red Wings and became the team's public voice, died Tuesday. He was 95.
''Budd Lynch was a dear member of the Detroit Red Wings family and legendary icon of our community,'' Red Wings' owner Mike Ilitch said. ''Hearing Budd's voice on the radio and over the public address at Joe Louis Arena was something that every Red Wings fan looked forward to and loved. His calm, friendly and distinguished voice was symbolic of who Budd was as a person.''
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RIP Budd. You will be missed dearly.
RIP Budd, you will never be replaced.
One of the voices of my childhood — Lynch with the Red Wings, and George Kell and Ernie Harwell with the Tigers. So sad.
Me too. During the glory days of the "Production Line", after Mom turned out the light in my bedroom, I'd pull the radio from my nightstand under the covers with me to listen to Budd announce the play-by-play. It was hard to contain myself when one of those Lindsay to Abel to Howe scoring plays came over the radio. Ted Lindsay lived right up the street from me in the early 1950s.
Condolences to family and friends of Bud Lynch. R.I.P., sir.
“... Bud Lynch for 63 years at JLA!”
And at the Olympia before that. I hated that Olympia arena. My seat was always behind a post.