Ancestor Spotlight

By tim, 24 November, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania — Tim G. has obtained two classic Chicago Cardinals videos from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc., each showcasing Joe Boland's sportscasting craft in the two years prior to his untimely death in 1960. The 1958 and 1959 Season Highlights videos were both originally sponsored by the Falstaff Brewing Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.
By tim, 28 September, 2022
Description

My media gallery reformatting project has led me to the Boland family, and in particular to one of the Graham family tree's most famous inhabitants: Notre Dame sports radio and television personality Joe Boland. In this episode, I cover my family's ties to "Mr. B", his college life, and career as both a coach and a radio announcer. After that we'll hear a pair of 1954 broadcasts featuring the man himself. [Correction: In the podcast, I state a belief that the interview was recorded in the late 1950s. I learned after editing the episode that both audio clips are from 1954.]

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