Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept. 19, 2009

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Detroit Free Press:

His distinctive voice was his calling card, and anyone who encountered Bruce Brown readily understood why. Deep and rich in its resonance, it was used for announcing news and advertisements, local emceeing and occasionally singing the national anthem at area sporting events, family members said. Mr. Brown, a native Detroiter and former TV and radio news broadcaster with several local stations, died of colon cancer Tuesday at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He was 74. "If you ever heard that rich baritone sound of his, you never forgot it," said his sister Barbara Brown King, who indicated that her brother identified himself as the Voice on his business cards. "It was unmistakable and immediately captured everyone's attention." ... Mr. Brown worked with several radio and TV stations in New York and California before returning to Detroit, where he became a news anchor on "Evening Edition" with WTVS-TV (Channel 56), Detroit's public television station. He later worked as a morning news announcer with Detroit radio station WLTI-FM for two years prior to going to WDIV-TV (Channel 4) as a 24-hour Newsbeat announcer... Bruce Brown: Broadcaster made mark with rich voice (Sat, 9/19)

 

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