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Dick Hammer

Announcer:
Radio Broadcaster (Inducted: 2006-07)

Dick Hammer

The final Hall of Fame selection becomes just the second inductee that was not a player, coach or administrator at the College. He joins long-time colleague and public address announcer Jim Finnen, who was inducted in 1998. As a veteran sportscaster and the "radio voice of Lafayette Athletics," Hammer has provided the call for football and basketball games since 1957.


Hammer began calling Lafayette basketball in 1957 for WEST-AM 1400 and has since become one of the most highly respected radio broadcasters in the Northeast. Hammer is currently the Sports Director at WEST-AM 1400, which together with Lafayette owns one of the longest running radio broadcast relationships (70 years) in college basketball. Hammer handled play-by-play duties at both the 1999 and 2000 NCAA men's basketball tournament appearances. He has also called football for more than half of Lafayette's 70 seasons on WEST, which enjoys one of the highest AM ratings in the Lehigh Valley.

Hammer and his wife Millie, who sits alongside her husband tracking statistics during most events, remain a familiar face in the press box or on any press row involving Lafayette athletics. The couple resides in Easton, Pa. and are the parents of three daughters.

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