John Campbell '69 to be Inducted Into Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame
November 2, 2011
November 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — John C. Campbell, sports director at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the 16th annual Hot Stove Banquet.
The mission of the Cedar Rapids Ball Club Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals who, through extraordinary personal effort, have furthered the existence, quality or preservation of professional baseball in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Hall of Fame is located in the Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Campbell has been broadcasting since his student days as a WGRE staffer. He joined WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1970. He joined KCRG in 1979.
An announcement notes, "Campbell was honored as the 2005 Iowa Sportscaster of the Year and awarded the prestigious Silver Circle Award (a lifetime Emmy) in 2010, and has been recognized by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Athletic Director's Association, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association. In the fall of 2011, he was the first television sports director named to the Kinnick Stadium Press Box Wall of Fame at the University of Iowa."
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