BILL FLEMMING

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Bill Flemming


William Norman Flemming
Born (1926-09-03)September 3, 1926
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 20, 2007(2007-07-20) (aged 80)
Petoskey, Michigan
Nationality  United States
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Television sports journalist

William Norman "Bill" Flemming (September 3, 1926 – July 20, 2007) was an American television sports journalist who was one of the original announcers for the ABC Sports show Wide World of Sports.


Bill Flemming Biography



Bill Flemming Early life

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Flemming moved with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan by the time he entered high school.[1] While at Ann Arbor High School, he was a member of their state championship football team in 1943.[1] Flemming was also a member of the high school basketball team.


Bill Flemming College life

Attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he entered as a Pre-medical major, but switched to speech after winning a campus wide speech contest which earned him a summer job at WUOM, the campus radio station.[1] Flemming would work his way up to sports director of the radio station.[1] He was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.


Bill Flemming Broadcasting career

After graduating from Michigan, he went to work for WWJ-TV in Detroit in 1953 [2] and later appeared on NBC's Today Show before joining ABC's Wide World of Sports in 1961.[3] He was the original voice of the Detroit Pistons, calling their radio broadcasts from 1957 (their first season in Detroit) to 1962. While with ABC, Flemming covered over 600 events for the program, including college football, golf and cliff diving[disambiguation needed].[1] One of the assignments he cherished broadcasting was the Michigan-Ohio State football game since Flemming was a Michigan graduate.[3] Other sports that Flemming called on Wide World of Sports were bobsledding,[4] chess, auto racing and the Olympic Games.[3] His first event called on ABC was the Drake Relays track and field event in Des Moines, Iowa while his fellow broadcaster Jim McKay called the Penn Relays athletic event in Philadelphia.[5] While at NBC, Flemming also called the US Open golf tournament in 1957.[5] It was Flemming's reputation for tact and persistence that made him the go-to man in interviewing the reclusive Bobby Fischer during the 1972 World Chess Championships in Reykjavík, Iceland when Fischer was competing against defending champion Boris Spassky of the then-Soviet Union.[2]

Flemming was the first voice of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on television.

Flemming was a Past President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association and was named a Lifetime Honorary Member of the DSBA. On June 20, 2008, Flemming was elected posthumously to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.[6]


Bill Flemming Personal life

Flemming married the former Barbara Forster.[3] Their marriage produced two children, and they had two grandchildren.[3] Living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Flemming was a pilot with over 6,000 hours logged.[2] From 1998 until his 2007 death, Flemming split his time between his homes in Good Hart, Michigan and Marco Island, Florida.[2]


Bill Flemming Death

Flemming died of prostate cancer on July 20, 2007 in Petoskey, Michigan.[5] A memorial service was held on August 10 in Harbor Springs.[2]


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