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Monday, February 6, 2012
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The voice of basketball at St. Mary’s College in San Francisco’s East Bay for 34 years, Callahan was the winner of the college’s Mike Gibbons Award for long-term athletic service. He was named Honorary Alumnus in 1998 and currently serves on St. Mary’s College Board of Regents. He spent 19 years announcing for the Golden Warriors in Oakland; gaining a large following and wide-spread renown for his signature “shhhhhhhhooo-ting two” free-throw call.
The Oakland Athletics’ baseball team appointed Callahan in 2004, as their public address announcer. And football in the Bay Area gained access to his silky sound 10 years ago when he became the public address announcer for the University of California’s Golden Bears. His boisterous “FIRST DOWN BEARS” is a signature sound at Cal’s Memorial Stadium. read the full story click here