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Aggies’ Radio Broadcaster/PA Announcer Lorn Brown Passes Away | bleedCrimson.net :: Your Source for NMSU Aggies Sports News

Aggies’ Radio Broadcaster/PA Announcer Lorn Brown Passes Away

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Written By: N.M. State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Lorn Brown, a part time radio broadcaster and PA announcer passed away this past week. Brown was a member of the NM State Athletics family for the several years, working as the radio broadcaster for Aggie women’s basketball games and PA announcer for Aggie softball games. One of Brown’s famous lines at NM State softball games was ‘Adios Amigo’ with every homerun the Aggies hit.
 
Brown was a sports broadcaster who worked for baseball's AAA Iowa Oaks (1973-74), the Chicago White Sox (1976-1979, 1983-1988), the Milwaukee Brewers (1980-1981), and the New York Mets (1982), among other jobs.
 
Brown's career included working alongside such baseball broadcasters as Harry Caray, Bob Uecker, and Bob Murphy, each a recipient of the prestigious Ford C. Frick Award, the highest honor in the field. He would go on to be replaced in the Mets booth by Tim McCarver, one of the most famous baseball broadcasters of his generation.
 
Brown's basketball work included Bradley University., Drake University, the Big Ten, the Atlantic Coastal Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Notre Dame and the Metro Conference TV networks as well as TV announcer for the Chicago Bulls 1974-1978. Brown is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
 
Brown has also turned his voice toward work in the commercial voice-over field, narrating commercials for Budweiser beer, Ace Hardware, and the National Football League.