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Tom Helmer's Interview With John Fountain

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In 2011, John C. Fountain was named the recipient of the second Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) Ernie Harwell Lifetime Achievement Award.

John retired from his broadcasting duties in 2007, completing 55 years of calling play-by-play action. He did the University of Michigan on WAAM radio for three years and the last 44 years handling football, basketball and baseball broadcasts at EMU.

John has authored two books, "A View From the Board Room" and "Those 1940 Detroit Tigers," and donates all proceeds of those two books directly to his scholarship fund and the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Grant Fund, which awards grants for the purpose of new broadcast equipment purchase at Michigan colleges, universities and high schools.