Community, Sports, The Braxton Democrat

Braxton Resident Announces High School Tournament
Frank Blake Began Announcing Both
Boys and Girls State Basketball events in 1972

By Shirley ShumanThe voice known statewide as the public announcer of West Virginia high school tournament games---both girls and boys, and this season as the announcer of BCHS games, is that of a Braxton county resident. Frank Blake began announcing the state tournament games in 1972. This is Blake’s 49th year at the job.He has already declared that he looks forward to March of next year to make it 50 years; then he’ll says he’ll “turn the job over to someone younger.” Blake has been using his voice to make a living for a . . .

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