Chris Schenkel, 1923-2005, was Sports Director for the American Broadcast Corporation. He got his real start in sportscasting in Rhode Island after World War II, working at WFCI and WEAN. He did local radio and called the Thoroughbred horse races at Narragansett Park for six years. His work here was recognized by the Columbia Broadcasting Company and he became the ace sports announcer for that network. For six years he was the “Voice of the New York Giants” football club and for the weekly fight program from St. Nicholas Arena. He was honored four times as “Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sportcasters.
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