KXTG Honors Schonely On 40 Years Of Blazers Basketball
October 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM (PT)
ALPHA BROADCASTING Sports KXTG (95.5 THE GAME)/PORTLAND afternoon host JOHN CANZANO will offer a special tribute show WEDNESDAY (10/15) to TRAILBLAZERS play-by-play voice BILL SCHONELY to honor SCHONELY on 40 years of calling BLAZERS action. SCHONELY will visit CANZANO live in-studio, and the show will feature clips from SCHONELY's 2,522 game broadcasts, plus interviews with former BLAZERS star (and present Assistant Coach) MAURICE LUCAS and former BLAZERS coach DR. JACK RAMSAY.
The tribute show will precede the broadcast of WEDNESDAY's special throwback exhibition game, with the BLAZERS wearing retro uniforms and playing the game in their original home, the MEMORIAL COLISEUM, near the team's present ROSE GARDEN arena. SCHONELY will call the third quarter on THE GAME.
"When you look at TRAILBLAZERS history there are highs and lows and chills and thrills but the one constant has been the presence of BILL SCHONELY," said CANZANO. "If we're honoring 40 years of history we can't do it without singling out the greatest ambassador of the franchise. It was important to me to recognize SCHONELY and give the voice of this team his day."