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William Taaffe
April 02, 1990
Ted Husing stood out among early sportscasters
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April 02, 1990

Giant Of The Airwaves

Ted Husing stood out among early sportscasters

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WMGM kept him on the air for a while. "He'd talk in slow motion because his vocal cords were affected," recalls Greenspan, who was the station's sports director at the time. "They'd put him on tape and speed up the tape just a little so it would seem normal. But his deep resonant voice sounded more like a soprano, and it didn't work out."

In his autobiography, My Eyes Are in My Heart, which was published in 1959, Husing told about learning of his condition shortly after his first operation:

There came a day I will not forget. A window was open, and I could smell the sweet odor of spring. I felt pretty good.

"Is anybody here?" I called out.

"Yes, Mr. Husing."

"And who are you?"

"I'm Miss Allen, your 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. nurse."

"I hope you 're not too beautiful, Miss Allen," I kidded, "because when they take these bandages off my eyes and I first see you, I might never want to leave the hospital."

There was no response.

I said, "Are you still there, Miss Allen ?"

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