Fort Wayne, IN --- Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today presented legendary Fort Wayne Komets broadcaster Bob Chase with a "Key to the Fort" award at a ceremony in the Mayor's office.
"It is my privilege to recognize Bob Chase for all that he has done for our great City," said Mayor Henry.
Bob Chase is just the third Fort Wayne resident to receive a Key to the Fort from Mayor Henry.
About Bob Chase:
Bob moved to Fort Wayne to begin his radio career with WOWO AM 1190 in 1953 which included broadcasting Komet hockey games starting with the 1953-54 season.
During the summer of 2009, he retired his position as WOWO Sports Director.
retired the number 40 in Bob's honor as he
40th season behind the Fort Wayne microphone in 1993.
was inducted into the Komets Hall of Fame
in 2003 in honor of his
50th season as Komet broadcaster.
extended career with the Komets he
has seen, and called, 12 regular season titles and nine league championships over the course of more than 4,500 Komet games.
In 2012, Bob
was named a recipient of the prestigious Lester Patrick Award, which is presented by the NHL and USA Hockey to honor one's contribution to ice hockey in the United Sates.
Last year Bob
60th season radio-rinkside and is looking forward to his
61st season with the Komets
when the 2013-14 campaign begins in October.