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Rearview Mirror: Al Michaels, Chuck Leahey — tales from 2 sportscasters

  • PIPI WAKAYAMA, 1969 / COURTESY LEAHEY FAMILY
                                Al Michaels, left, and Chuck Leahey broadcast many live sporting events together and also re-created away games based on play-by-play information received by phone or teletype.

    PIPI WAKAYAMA, 1969 / COURTESY LEAHEY FAMILY

    Al Michaels, left, and Chuck Leahey broadcast many live sporting events together and also re-created away games based on play-by-play information received by phone or teletype.

  • COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Ken Wilson, left, had a 30-minute Sunday radio show, “Hawaii Sports Huddle,” on KGU live from the Columbia Inn in the early 1970s. Al Michaels was a frequent guest on his show.

    COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

    Ken Wilson, left, had a 30-minute Sunday radio show, “Hawaii Sports Huddle,” on KGU live from the Columbia Inn in the early 1970s. Al Michaels was a frequent guest on his show.

Three months ago I wrote about Al Michaels, the great sportscaster whose early professional years were in Hawaii. When he moved here in 1968, he often worked with Chuck Leahey, who founded a three-generation broadcasting legacy with son Jim and grandson Kanoa. Read more

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