05 - 14 - 2015 Legendary Broadcaster Fran Fisher Passes
<center><img src="http://www.wkva920.com/images/FFisher-RIP.jpg"></center><br>[WTAJ-TV] Fran Fisher, the iconic voice of Penn State Football & a former WKVA announcer died Wednesday night at the age of 91. From 1962 through 1968, Fisher covered sports for WKVA, announcing all the area high school play-by-play events as well as little league baseball. Fisher ultimately became station manager at WKVA. During this time, he also moonlighted, doing a variety of sports broadcasting. Fisher began his association with PSU in 1966 when he joined the Penn State Football Radio Network as a color announcer. In 1970 he took over as the official play-by-play voice. His unmistakable voice was on the call as Joe Paterno raised the Nittany Lions to national prominence; including the 1983 Sugar Bowl win over Georgia when Penn State won its first National Championship. He left the radio booth in 1983, but came back to call the games along side George Paterno in the mid 1990's. After his retirement he remained very active in Penn State athletics and the State College community.