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The Voice discovered at Cornell

  Campus Digest  

Harry Kalas, the Philadelphia Phillies announcer for 30 years who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y., credits Cornell professor emeritus of speech Walt Stromer with encouraging him to pursue a career in broadcasting. Kalas, also known for narrating NFL films since 1975 and for the recent Campbell's Chunky Soup commercials, attended Cornell in 1954-55.

In its Jan. 28 edition, Sports Illustrated asked Kalas, "When did you realize you could make a living with your voice?" Kalas' answer: "My first year of college. My speech professor was blind, and he said, 'With your voice, you could get a job in broadcasting.' "

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