Merle Harmon

English commentators Eddie Hemmings and Mike Stephenson

American sportscaster who was the play-by-play voice for five Major League Baseball teams, two teams in the American Football League and the World Football League's nationally syndicated telecaster.

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Salem, Illinois

City in and the county seat of Marion County, Illinois, United States.

Birthplace of William Jennings Bryan
Gutzon Borglum.

Merle Harmon, sports broadcaster; born in Salem

Graceland University

Private university with campuses in Lamoni, Iowa, and Independence, Missouri.

Graceland Administration building
Roy A. Cheville Chapel at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, dedicated 1978

Merle Harmon: sport announcer, motivational speaker, entrepreneur

Major League Baseball on ABC

De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on ABC.

Major League Baseball on ABC logo circa 1989.

According to ABC announcer Merle Harmon's profile in Curt Smith's book Voices of Summer, in 1965, CBS' Yankee Game of the Week beat ABC in the ratings in at least Dallas and Des Moines.

World Football League

American football league that played one full season in 1974 and most of its second in 1975.

WFL official logo

Merle Harmon and Alex Hawkins announced TVS' Thursday Night Game.

TVS Television Network

Syndicator of American sports programming.

Besides Dick Enberg and Rod Hundley (who worked with Merle Harmon on the January 7, 1973, contest between Kansas and Notre Dame), other broadcast teams for TVS' college basketball coverage included John Ferguson and Joe Dean (who called the February 21, 1970 contest between Kentucky and LSU), Monte Moore and Ed Macauley (who called the January 2, 1971 contest between Dayton and UCLA), Charlie Jones and Elgin Baylor (who called the January 26, 1972 contest between Providence and USC), Ray Scott and Bill O'Donnell (who called the January 14, 1973 contest between SW Louisiana and Oral Roberts), Al Michaels and Tom Hawkins (who called the January 26, 1974, contest between Notre Dame and UCLA), Max Falkenstein and Paul Deweese (Big Eight Conference) and Jay Randolph and Billy Packer (who called the November 17, 1979 contest between Duke and Kentucky and November 22, 1980, contest between DePaul and Louisville).


Branding used for broadcasts of National Football League games that are produced by NBC Sports, and televised on the NBC television network in the United States.

NFL on NBC logo used since 2006.

In the meantime, filling-in were names such as Curt Gowdy, Ray Scott, Chuck Thompson, Marty Glickman, Merle Harmon and Al DeRogatis.

Sportsworld (American TV series)

American sports anthology television program which aired on NBC on Saturday afternoons from 1978 to 1994.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Merle Harmon

Halsey Hall

Sports reporter and announcer in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area from 1919 until the 1970s.

Sports photographers at a game at Croke Park, Ireland

When Scott left to become the lead NFL announcer for CBS television, Merle Harmon joined the Hall–Carneal broadcast team.

College Basketball on NBC Sports

De facto branding used for broadcasts of NCAA Division I men's college basketball games produced by NBC Sports, the sports division of the NBC television network in the United States.

NBC's college basketball logo circa 1989.

Merle Harmon, Jim Ferguson, Connie Alexander, Bill Strannigan, Jay Randolph, Gary Thompson, and Fred Taylor were the commentators for NCAA Productions.

Monte Moore

American former radio and television broadcaster for the Kansas City Athletics and Oakland Athletics baseball teams.

Kansas City Athletics logo, 1963–1967

An Oklahoma native, with a folksy, down-home style, Moore became the lead broadcaster for the Kansas City A's in, when owner Charles O. Finley inserted him to replace Merle Harmon.