Long known and since immortalized as ‘The Voice of Michigan Football,’ Bob Ufer served as the impassioned play-by-play broadcaster for Michigan Football games, his broadcasting career having spanned 36 years.
According to WiKipedia, Ufer called Wolverines football on WPAG from 1945 to 1976 and on Detroit’s WJR from 1977 to 1981. In 1978, he was inducted into theUniversity of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.
Nine days after his last broadcast, Bob Ufer succumbed having lost his battle with cancer, Monday, October 26, 1981. He was 61.
This broadcast initially aired on WJR radio, Monday evening, October 26, 1981. It was re-broadcast, Saturday, October 31. This special tribute to Bob Ufer was written, narrated and was produced by Mike Whorf, WJR.
A new WJR radio audio addition to the Motor City Radio Flashbacks Aircheck Library.
WXYZ DICK PURTAN with TOM RYANand Lou Schuck (Press Photo) 1974
A MCRFB NOTE (the caption back of photo reads): “Dick Purtan, left, and Tom Ryan, right, claim Lou isn’t allowed in the studio with his cigar and that Lou always wear Banlon shirts. Here, the daunting Lou Schuck proves them wrong.” 🙂
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