For Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting Bob Kaser, this marks the sixth time in the last 12 years that his broadcasts have been recognized by the MAB.
Griffins hockey on WOOD also won "best" awards for 2006, 2003, 2002 and 2001, along with a "merit" award for 2004.
During home games at Van Andel Arena, Kaser is alternately joined by color commentators Larry Figurski, news and sports anchor for WOOD-TV 8, and Lou Rabaut, a Grand Rapids attorney and longtime youth hockey coach and advocate.
has become one of most revered and honored broadcasters in hockey during his
34 seasons behind the microphone.
Now in his
13th season as the Griffins'
play-by-play voice, he
received the American Hockey League's
2009-10 James H. Ellery Memorial Award for excellence in radio broadcasting, and he
is a three-time winner (2006, 2005 and 2002) of Michigan AP's award for Best Live Sports/Class II Radio.
A Kalamazoo native who grew up in Flint, Kaser
has been involved in hockey since 1979, most notably spending 10 seasons (1990-2000) as director of communications and broadcasting for the International Hockey League's Kansas City Blades.
was twice awarded the Bob Chase Award as IHL Broadcaster of the Year (1997-98 and 1993-94), and his
public relations staff earned recognition as the best in the Western Conference on four occasions (1999-00, 1997-98, 1995-96 and 1994-95).