Newspaper Notice Of Day

You might associate Chick Hearn as the Lakers legend. But he also did USC football and basketball games from 1956-61 like this notice shows from 1958. The TV announcer is actually spelled Bill Welsh, who also did USC games for KTTV (Channel 11).

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  • Gabby

    FYI….Bill Welsh has a star on the “Hollywood walk of fame” for his work in television

    • Grammymb

      I remember Bill Welsh. Good guy.
      And what’s a “delayed basis”? šŸ˜‰

      • gotroy22

        They would show the games at 11PM Saturday night or 5PM Sunday.

  • RegalTrojan

    This game’s in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the butter’s getting hard, the eggs are cooling, and the Jell-O’s jigglin’!

    • Gabby


    • gotroy22

      They will be saying that in the second quarter tomorrow night!

  • JustOwns

    Welsh did lots of pre 1958 PCL games….The Angels vs Stars, what a great rivalry and some dandy brawls.

  • I used to take the buss to Pan Pacific to watch those games. Sometimes Shelly Andrens came with me. He became an All-American center fielder for National Champs USC baseballl

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    They always did basketball/ football games on a delayed basis back then, very few live , just 1 game on Saturday was live for college and sunday pro…Pan Pacific was a great auditorium for many venues, auto shows,sportsman shows, ice follies,etc….watched the Harlem Globe Trotters there once too… Chick Hearn and Tom Kelley were the best…Bill Welch a legend at kttv,like sheriff John…50’s were the best ever.

  • Old Trojans never die

    Used to listen to SC. games on a 9volt pocket transister radio on KFI 640 (now home of the chargers) before KNX got a shot at broadcasting the football games. I could pick up a signal everywhere on the west coast.
    A few years ago KNX 1070 bragged that they didn’t interrupt the news for sports programming. The only way to hear a radio game 70 miles or more from the coliseum these days is internet radio such as tunin
    As for TV how can USC be on TV and more than half the interested viewers cannot see it? Please refer to the clown conference article. Thanks at&t