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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Jack Brickhouse

Recorded September 09th, 1977 - 23 min

Best known for his play-by-play sports announcing, he considers himself an “announcer”, rather than a “sports announcer.”  He was born January 24, 1916 and was 61 at the time of this conversation about his broadcast career that began in Peoria, Illinois and concluded in Chicago. We met at his WGN office after he returned from a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.  He died August 6, 1998 at age 82.

Jack Brickhouse was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.

Sports Memory Lane - 10/14/47 - With Jack Brickhouse (WMAQ Chicago)

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Jack Brickhouse on "Sports Memory Lane" from October 14th, 1947.


  1. Dan Ronan says... comment left on October 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    This interview is such a great reminder of what a great person and broadcaster Jack Brickhouse was. I doubt, in this era of media specialization, there will ever be another quite like him able to do many different types of broadcasts and do them all at such a high level, sports, news, show hosting, commercial copy, producing. Any of us who were friends with Jack realize what a special talent he was. He mentored many of us, he encouraged us. He treated me like family. Thanks Chuck for finding this remarkable piece of audio and putting it online. It made my day. Hey! Hey!
    Dan Ronan
    Washington, D.C.
    Senior Director of Communications
    American Bus Association

  2. Harold Strangeman says... comment left on April 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    This interview with Jack Brickhouse brought back many memories. For instance I remember Fan in the Stand which preceded the baseball game that Jack announced. I remember his Hey! Hey! He definitely has a place in my bag of memories.