The Voice of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Larry Ward, is now officially in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. Ward was one of four Tennessee broadcasters inducted Saturday night in Murfreesboro.
He was introduced by Chattanooga Television News Anchor David Carroll who nominated him. Mr. Carroll said he appreciates Ward’s character and longevity, “I admire Larry Ward on how he’s in the booth for hours doing radio alone, that’s hard.”
Ward began his career with the Lookouts at historic Engel Stadium in the late 80’s and now broadcasts the games from AT&T Fiend downtown.
After 33 years behind the Lookouts microphone, Ward said recently he has no plans to retire.
Ward is also the voice of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball.
Carroll said, “ I started listening to his Lady Mocs’ games. He’s outspoken, funny and opinionated. He’s outstanding on basketball play-by-play as well baseball. I look forward to the next season.”
Inductees are selected by members of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame “dedicated to preserving and honoring people and stations shaping radio in Tennessee.”