Voice of Griffins Wins Award

From TheAHL.com

The American Hockey League announced today the 2009-10 recipients of the James H. Ellery Memorial Awards, presented annually by the league in recognition of outstanding media coverage of the AHL in three categories.

This year’s winners are Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times-Union (in the newspaper category); Grand Rapids Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting Bob Kaser (radio); and sports director Tony Zarrella of WOIO-Channel 19 in Cleveland, Ohio (television).

Congratulations are in order for Bob who just finished up a decade with Detroit’s main affiliate and is still going strong…


After 10 seasons as play-by-play voice of the Grand Rapids Griffins, Bob Kaserremains the gold standard in Michigan sports broadcasting. Kaser called Griffins games on AM 1300 (WOOD) in 2009-10 and was instrumental in putting nine games on ESPN 96.1, a new all-sports FM station with an even greater power and reach. Last season, he brought a new feature to each broadcast entitled “AHL: Building NHL Stars,” which profiled an ex-Griffin or other AHL graduate now playing in the NHL. Kaser also oversees all of the Griffins’ community relations efforts and made frequent appearances on local TV and radio shows to promote the Griffins, the AHL, alumni with the parent Detroit Red Wings, and the team’s numerous events in the Grand Rapids community.

Sounds like the dude is pretty involved…no wonder he gets the award.