Norm Marshall

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Norm Marshall
Born 1918[1]
Died 5 November 2008(2008-11-05)[2]
Burlington, Ontario
Nationality Canada
Occupation broadcaster
Known for Commentator on first Grey Cup telecast in 1952

Norm Marshall (1918 – 5 November 2008) was a Canadian radio and television broadcaster. He and Larry O'Brien were commentators for the first telecast of a Grey Cup football game 29 November 1952 on CBLT Toronto.[3][4] CBC paid both Marshall and O'Brien CAD$250 for this inaugural broadcast.[5] He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

Biography[edit]

Marshall's radio broadcasting career began with CKTB in St. Catharines, Ontario, first singing for the station then announcing. In 1940, he was broadcasting for CHML at Hamilton, Ontario. When CHCH-TV began broadcasts in that city in 1954, Marshall was among its first personalities.[1]

The Fred Sgambati Media Award was awarded to Marshall in 1988 for his broadcast work for university sports.[4][6]

CBC Television's pre-game segments for the 95th Grey Cup in November 2007 featured Marshall's recollection of the early Grey Cup broadcasts.[7]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Atkinson, Adam (6 November 2008). "NORM MARSHALL, 1918-2008". CHCH-TV. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ Hayes, Jackson (6 November 2008). "Norm Marshall dies at 89". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ a b Zelkovich, Chris (22 November 2007). "CBC plans to exit coverage with a bang". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Hamilton Gallery Of Distinction: Inductees for 1994". Hamilton Public Library. Retrieved 2008-05-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ Patskou, Paul (August 2007). "CFL - The Television Years". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  6. ^ Canadian Interuniversity Sport (14 June 2007). "Bill Sturrup awarded CIS Fred Sgambati Media Award". Ontario University Athletics. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  7. ^ Sole, David (18 December 2007). "Lunch with Chevy". CBC News. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  8. ^ Patskou, Paul (19 November 2007). "History of Grey Cup Commentators". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2008-05-09.