For more than 35 years, Dan Palmer's distinctive voice and style have been a part of our lives almost every day on the airwaves in Chautauqua County. He's been a fixture at WDOE Radio in Dunkirk where he began his legendary sports broadcasting career in 1975. His first high school football game was a battle between rivals Southwestern and Fredonia and since that time, he's been the play-by-play voice for more than 2,000 regular season and playoff games for Northern Chautauqua County's 10 area high schools, at the college level, as well as youth sports.You name it and Palmer has probably done it. Whether it's baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball or football, Palmer has showcased his broadcasting talents each time he steps in front of a microphone, including hundreds of Section 6 championship games, Far West regional games and 20 New York State Public High School tournaments.
Palmer's also had the opportunity to interview dozens of Northern Chautauqua County brightest sports stars, including Don Reinhoudt, Al Stuhlmiller, Roger Moore, Pete and Dave Criscione, Bob Muscato, Bob "Peanuts" Wisniewski, Pat Damore, Van Miller, Mike Heary, Cathy Farrell, Dale Till and Jennifer Suhr. Palmer will join all of the named as an inductee in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.