This is another sign that a new season is upon us.
Beginning October 31, “Voice of the Hoosiers” Don Fischer will host Inside Indiana Basketball with Mike Woodson on the IU Radio Network.
The hour-long show will air live at 7:05 p.m. from the Southern Stone Restaurant in Bloomington.
Here are the broadcast dates for the 2022-23 season:
Monday — October 31
Monday to November 14
Monday to November 21
Monday to November 28
Monday to December 5
Monday to December 19
Monday to January 2
Monday to January 9
Monday to January 23
Monday to February 6
Monday to February 13
Monday to February 27
Monday to March 6
Women’s coach Teri Moren will also resume her show next week. She will be joined by Voice of Indiana Women’s Basketball Austin Redner beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST, followed by Woodson and Fischer at 7:05 p.m. EST.
The show will air live on WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington along with its affiliate radio stations throughout the state. Fans can also watch a live broadcast of the radio show on the team’s respective Facebook accounts.
Fischer was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame two weeks ago.
This marks Fischer’s 50th year as the radio “voice” of Indiana University men’s football and basketball games. He was the voice of IU basketball radio when Woodson played for the Hoosiers from 1976 to 1980. Fischer shares the second longest football radio tenure in the nation. For the past 34 years, Fischer has worked as an independent contractor and currently serves the Indiana University Radio Network owned by Learfield IMG College in Plano, Texas.
Fischer does freelance sports broadcasting, which included running the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts preseason game show for 23 years (1995-2017). During his 48 years with IU, Fischer was named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year 32 times by two different organizations.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association has awarded him 27 times, while the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has named him a four-time winner. He received the first Woody Durham College Voice Award from the National Sports Media Association, the University of North Carolina and Learfield Sports in June 2018.
In October 2010, Fischer was one of eight inductees into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (ISSA) inducted Fischer into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2004. He won several awards for best play-by-play performance, and he was honored by the University of Indiana with the JW Bill Orwig Medal, which goes to non-alumni for distinguished service to the University. Fischer was also named an honorary “I” man. Additionally, the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana each honored Fischer with a special “recognition day” for his service and abilities as a play-by-play broadcaster for IU.
It has aired more than 1,900 Indiana University games – a total that includes 10 bowl games, four NCAA basketball championship games and two NIT championship games.
From 1973 to 1987, he worked for ABC Radio, CBC in Canada, and several other major market radio stations, including WIRE in Indianapolis, as a source for May coverage stories of the Indianapolis 500. During this time, Fischer also served WIRE and Network Indiana, a statewide news network, as athletic director.
Originally from Rochelle, Illinois, Fischer has worked in the radio industry for 54 years.
His previous broadcast experience includes stops in Butte, Mont.; Ottawa, Ill.; Springfield, Ill.; and Terre Haute, Ind. Fischer has four sons and 12 grandchildren. Don and his wife, Susy, reside in Greenwood, Ind.
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