Sport(s): Broadcaster, Media Relations
Induction Class: 1996
An Eastern Michigan University athletic legend is in the final leg of a long and illustrious career. He will not make a basket or see any on-court action but he will continue to paint the radio picture of the game from press row. Since 1963, John C. Fountain has been the Voice of EMU Athletics announcing prior to this season that 2006-07 would be his finale of calling football and basketball games from Hurons to Eagles. Fountain first began his 44-year love affair with EMU athletics in 1963 when he broadcast his first football game for the then-Hurons. He was EMU's man-on-the-mike for football games from 1963 until his retirement from the football side of things after the 2001 season. Giving up the football broadcasts was a tough decision for Fountain, but he retained the men's and women's basketball play-by-play duties until deciding that this year would be his finale.