MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Northern StarBroadcasting and WNGE, 99.5, ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œGood Times, Great Oldies,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ the new radio home forthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats, have selected the final piece of the broadcasting team with thehiring of Dave Danis to handle the play-by-play for the hockey broadcast.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™m very pleased to be able to add Dave to our broadcastteam,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Chris Monk, the Vice President of Northern Star Broadcasting, said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHehas a stellar background and is considered to be one of the best play-by-playannouncers at the collegiate level.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The Hancock native and currently a Marquette resident, Danisis a graduate of Northern Michigan University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was the televisionplay-by-play announcer for Wildcat football, basketball, hockey and volleyballfrom 1990-94.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Danis also served as a broadcaster for the Louisiana Rangers ofthe Indoor Professional Football League, the Alexandria Aces of theTexas-Louisiana Baseball League and the South Carolina Stingrays professionalhockey team.
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œItÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s truly an honor to be selected for the position,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Danissaid.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œAs hockey broadcasting goes, short of the National Hockey League, thisis my dream job.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ItÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s great to be part of the new team of Northern StarBroadcasting and Northern Michigan University sports.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU Athletic Director Ken Godfrey also praised the selectionof Danis.
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHe sounds good and he keeps the action moving, and hockeyis a difficult sport to announce,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Godfrey said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI think heÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™ll do a greatjob.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Danis will join broadcasting veteran Dave Mingay in theradio booth for the hockey broadcast.