Angels Voice Rory Markas Dies
January 5, 2010 at 10:26 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of LOS ANGELES ANGELS and USC men's basketball radio play-by-play announcer RORY MARKAS, who died this morning of an undisclosed cause in PALMDALE, CA at 54.
MARKAS had called ANGELS games on radio and TV for the last eight years, most recently on the team's own Sports-Brokered Talk KLAA-A (AM830)/ORANGE-LOS ANGELES and CBS RADIO News KFWB-A/LOS ANGELES. He previously called USC baseball play-by-play and hosted USC football pre-game shows, and anchored sports on CBS RADIO News KNX-A/LOS ANGELES, CBS O&O KCBS-TV (CBS2), FOX O&O KTTV (TV) (FOX 11), and PRIME TICKET/LOS ANGELES.
He called LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS basketball on radio in 1994-97 after a stint calling MILWAUKEE BREWERS games on TV and radio in 1984-94, and was the play-by-play voice of minor league baseball's SALT LAKE CITY GULLS and VANCOUVER CANADIANS.