Frank Beckmann

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Letter: Honor Frank Beckmann by embracing the ideas, causes he championed

Legendary WJR radio broadcaster Frank Beckmann, 72, died Saturday with his family by his side. Beckmann's versatile career covered all four Detroit professional sports teams (Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons). He served as the voice of the University of Michigan football team, reported on the horrors of 9/11 and...
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Behind the scenes: How Frank Beckmann encouraged 2 future Detroit-area broadcasters

Athletes, coaches, colleagues and lots of listeners post tributes to Michgan radio legend Frank Beckmann, who died Saturday at 72. The well-known voice of U-M football for three decades and WJR Radio for nearly a half-century also is recalled with special gratitude by two admirers whose broadcasting dreams he encouraged and guided.
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Frank Beckmann, longtime Michigan play-by-play broadcaster, has passed

Sad news to pass along: Frank Beckmann, a longtime play-by-play broadcaster for Michigan, passed away this weekend. A tribute by Neal Rubin of The Detroit News revealed that Beckmann died Saturday night of vascular dementia, according to his wife, Karen. Beckmann was with Detroit’s WJR-AM for 48 years, beginning in...

Longtime Michigan radio broadcaster Frank Beckmann has died

Last March, as he closed his final show on Detroit radio station WJR, Frank Beckmann told his audience, “It’s been a wonderful run. I’ve enjoyed every second, I really have.”. Beckmann’s voice boomed from Michigan radios for more than a half century. A fixture on sports...

Detroit Radio Is Remembering Longtime WJR Personality Frank Beckmann.

Frank Beckmann, who spent nearly five decades on Detroit radio, is being remembered for his long-running work on “New Talk 760” WJR and as the voice of the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and, for 33-years, the Michigan Wolverines, during his long radio career. Beckmann died Saturday. He was 72.

Voice of Michigan Football, Frank Beckmann passes away

Frank Beckmann, a WJR-AM radio show host for 48 years, passed away on Saturday night due to vascular dementia, his wife told The Detroit News. Beckmann served as the voice of Michigan football for 33 years, as well as the Detroit Tigers, cementing a legacy in the state. He died at 72 years old.

Broadcast legend Frank Beckmann passed away on Saturday

FOX 2 - Longtime WJR host and University of Michigan football announcer Frank Beckmann passed away Saturday night at a hospice center in Clarkston. He was diagnosed with vascular dementia in June of last year. The disease is untreatable. Along with his diagnosis, Beckmann suffered a stroke in October; hospitalizing...

Voice of Michigan sports, Frank Beckmann dies

DETROIT, Mich. — On one of the biggest sports days of the year, Michigan is mourning the loss of one of its treasures, Frank Beckmann. A heralded broadcaster who served as the voice of Michigan Wolverines football for 33 years, 72-year old Frank Beckmann died Saturday. Beckmann suffered from vascular dementia and had several strokes recently.

Morning Briefing Feb. 13, 2022: Super Bowl Sunday snowfall for SE Michigan; Detroit broadcast legend Frank Beckmann dies

Longtime WJR radio host Frank Beckmann has died nearly one year after retiring from his decadeslong career, according to several reports. 🏈 Super Bowl 56 viewer’s guide: TV, streaming info, kickoff time, halftime show, odds. Weather forecast: Snow showers, accumulation on Super Bowl Sunday. Kelly Stafford: Super Bowl...

Remembering WJR Radio Legend Frank Beckmann

I’m remembering Frank on the program today. In 2006 on a beautiful June day at MSU’s Forest Akers Golf Course, Frank told me he was hired on September 11, 1972, in the news department at WJR. “At time, I was the youngest newsman they’d ever hired at WJR;...