|Born||Neville A. Chandler
October 2, 1946
|Died||August 7, 1994 (age 47)
Rocky River, Ohio
|Occupation||TV sports anchor
MLB radio announcer
NFL radio announcer
|Awards||Five-time NSSA Ohio Sportscaster of the Year|
Life and career
Chandler graduated from Rocky River High School and, in 1968, Northwestern University. In the 1970s, he worked for several television stations in Ohio and sometimes hosted a sports talk show on WWWE-AM.
From 1980 to 1984, Chandler served as WWWE's sports director and teamed with Herb Score on Cleveland Indians radio broadcasts. In 1985, he moved to television station WEWS as sports director and sports anchor.
The quality of Chandler's broadcasts and the excitement of his voice made him a fan favorite and a regular choice for the soundtrack of NFL Films productions. The title of NFL Films' movie about the 1986 Browns, Pandemonium Palace, comes from Chandler's call of the team's double-overtime playoff win over the New York Jets.
- 5–4–3–2–1 Touchdown! – when a Browns player ran in for a touchdown (especially after a long pass)
- They are serenading the team with a chorus in "boo-flat" – when the Cleveland fans booed the home team after a poor performance
Awards and honors
- Five-time NSSA Ohio Sportscaster of the Year (1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993)
- Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame Inductee (class of 1993)
- Cleveland Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame Inductee (class of 1994)
- 1994 Society of Professional Journalists (Cleveland chapter) Distinguished Service Award recipient
- Cleveland Association of Broadcaster Hall of Fame Inductee (class of 1995)
- Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame Inductee (class of 2004)
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- "National Sports Media Association (NSMA)". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
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- Chandler inducted into Ohio AP HOF – AP.org