Remembering the Legacy of Detroit’s “Voice of Summer”

Former Tigers Sportcaster Ernie Harwell would have been 100 years old today.

Today would have been former Tigers sportscaster Ernie Harwell’s 100th birthday. Harwell was behind the mic in Detroit for more than 40 years, from 1960 until his retirement in the early 2000s. Listen at the link above to local writer Dave Mesrey, who’s been involved for decades in preserving Detroit’s baseball history, talk to CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire about Harwell’s legacy.




  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.