Longtime Boston Bruins Voice Fred Cusick Dies
September 15, 2009 at 4:15 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime BOSTON BRUINS play-by-play voice FRED CUSICK, who died TODAY (9/15) of cancer in BARNSTABLE, MA at 90, just one day before he was to be inducted into the MASSACHUSETTS BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME.
CUSICK, who started in radio in CAPE COD before heading to BROCKTON and then, as Sports Director, to WEEI-A/BOSTON, called the NHL club's games on radio from 1952-1971 (on WEEI and, from 1969, WBZ-A), then moved to the TV broadcasts on independent WSBK-TV in 1972 and, later, NESN until his 1997 retirement. He also did edited game telecasts that aired on WMUR-TV/MANCHESTER, NH and the old WHDH-TV/BOSTON in the 1960's and called NHL games for CBS television in the late 1950's.
CUSICK, a member of the HOCKEY HALL OF FAME and a winner of the FOSTER HEWITT Memorial Award, served as analyst for BOSTON (now NEW ENGLAND) PATRIOTS football on WEEI in 1960-64; he also more recently called LOWELL LOCK MONSTERS minor league hockey.