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Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 29, 1920.)  Acknowledged as the longest-running sportscaster in television history, Robert A. Wolff has been on the New York sports scene since 1954.  Wolff began in Washington, D.C., in 1946 with the old DuMont Network.  He became the Knicks television voice in 1954, beginning an association with […]

Bud Palmer

Bud Palmer (College and pro basketball.  Born, Hollywood, CA, Sept. 14, 1921.)  A slick 6’4″ forward from Princeton, John Palmer signed with the Knicks Dec. 18, 1946.  Palmer played most of three seasons with the team (1946-49) and then switched to broadcasting.  He paired with Marty Glickman (q.v.) on Knicks radio broadcasts (WMGM, 1050-AM) for […]

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