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SBD/October 10, 2012/People and Pop Culture
HOF Red Wings Public Address Announcer Budd Lynch Passes Away At 95
Published October 10, 2012
STAPLE OF THE MOTOR CITY: In Detroit, Ted Kulfan notes Lynch had been the Red Wings' PA announcer since '85, "the same year he received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster." He was "inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting issued by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association" (DETROIT NEWS, 10/10). FS DETROIT's Art Regner writes Lynch's tenure with the Red Wings was "amazing." Regner: "Players come and go, but Budd Lynch was always there ... as a television and radio broadcaster, then as an announcer and later, for me, as a colleague and friend." Lynch's "laid back style -- letting the game come to him instead of creating some hysterical diatribe about something that wasn't really happening -- was his gift." Budd Lynch "said a lot by not saying too much" (FOXSPORTSDETROIT.com, 10/9).