Claude "Red" Parton

Inducted in 1992

  • 1939: Staff announcer, WSYR.
  • 1940: WOLF radio Sports Director.
  • 1942-1946: U.S. Air Force.
  • 1942 - 1946: Announcer for Denver University football team.
  • 1946: Sports Information Director – University of Connecticut.
  • 1947: Syracuse Chiefs announcer. WSYR-TV Sports Director.
  • 1947-1948: Syracuse University basketball play-by-play announcer, WOLF.
  • 1947-1955 :Le Moyne College basketball announcer, WOLF.
  • 1950-1951: Syracuse University football announcer.
  • 1943-1988 : I.R.A. Regatta ship-to-shore announcer.
  • 1959 : WNDR news editor.
  • 1964: WNYS-TV – sports announcer.
  • 1965: WPAW President and General Manager.
  • 1967 :WTKO – Ithaca College football announcer.
  • 1968-1973 – WIXT Sports Director.
  • 1968-1970: Syracuse University football announcer, WSYR and S.U. Radio Network.
  • 1971-1984: WTKO – Ithaca College football announcer.
  • 1977-1986: WSYR-TV host of Syracuse Bowls
  • 1981-1984: WSYR color commentator, S.U. basketball.
  • 1987: Received the Blind Men and Criers annual “Edward J Kearney Award” given to the individual who has given back to the Syracuse community.
  • 1981-1988 : Boxing announcer – Empire State Games.
  • 1987: WIXT-TV – Syracuse Bowls announcer
  • 2001 :Inducted into the Syracuse Press Club Wall of Fame.
  • 2003 : Inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame

    Community and Professional Memberships and Accomplishments – U.S. Harness, Basketball and Bowling Writers Associations. Publicity Director, Syracuse Nationals. two-time President, Syracuse Press Club. President Vernon Chapter, U.S. Harness Writers Association, 1974. President Syracuse Executives Association, 1979. President, Syracuse Bowling Association, 1982. Member of Blind Men & Criers, S.U. Hardwood Club Board, Board member of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Board, Co-founder of Win Sheding Bowling Tournament.

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