May 7, 2016
Palmer Bound For NYS Broadcasters HOF
WDOE Radio sports director and morning show announcer Dan Palmer will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on June 10 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City.
One of six inductees, Palmer's class also includes Chris Jansing, the senior White House correspondent for NBC News; and the New York Yankees radio broadcast team of John Sterling and Suszyn Waldman.
Palmer, who has been broadcasting for 45 years in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area, began his professional career in 1970 at WBUZ Radio in Fredonia. His true passion, however, was sports play-by-play, so after five years he accepted a position as sports director/morning announcer at his hometown radio station, WDOE in Dunkirk, on Oct. 6, 1975. Having just celebrated 40 years at WDOE, Palmer has been the play-by-play announcer of more than 2,000 games of Chautauqua County high schools, youth sports and SUNY Fredonia sports.
Palmer was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. In addition to Palmer, Jansing, Sterling and Waldman, the other New York State Broadcasters Association inductees are Liz Bishop of WRGB-TV in the Capital Region; and Janice Huff of News 4 New York.
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