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+ Bill Mazer

Inducted April 6, 1997


Sport: Broadcasting
Position: Radio - TV

Biography

Renowned sportscaster Bill Mazer began his broadcasting career in Buffalo, covering baseball, football, basketball, boxing and wrestling. In 1964 he came to New York and NBC radio as host of the world’s first sports telephone talk show.

On television he has covered the Rangers, Knicks, Nets and Islanders; football for CBS and ABC; and golf for NBC. For 20 years he did SPORTS EXTRA on channel 5, the first program of it’s kind.

Known for his encyclopedic knowledge of sports, Mazer was dubbed “The Amazing” after a caller was unable to faze him on the radio with a question about Russian weightlifters. Inspired by this event, a feature was developed consisting of three challenge rounds a day with callers trying to win prizes by stumping “The Amazing”.

A graduate of Yeshiva High School and the University of Michigan, Bill Mazer is now heard daily on WEVD radio.

+ Deceased


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