KBOW’s Panisko named top sports broadcaster

KBOW’s Panisko named top sports broadcaster
Paul Panisko receives the E.B. Craney Award for Radio Sportscaster of the Year Saturday night at Big Sky.

BIG SKY — Paul Panisko has won yet another E.B. Craney Award.

The KBOW play-by-play broadcaster was named Montana Radio Sportscaster of The Year during a ceremony Saturday night.

Panisko, who was won the award several times in the past, covers Butte High and Montana Tech sports for the Butte radio station (KBOW 550am and 101.5fm)

After receiving the award, Panisko, 41, praised his color men. Ron Hasquet, a former Montana Tech football player and coach, who calls Tech football games with Panisko and John Thatcher, a retired coach, handles color commentary duties for Butte High sports and Tech basketball.

“I have 18 years with Hasqy and four with JT,” Panisko said. “I couldn’t do it without them.”


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  • Michelle
    June 25, 2016, 10:44 pm

    This honor is so well deserved. I have always been a fan, some of those announcers on TV could use a few tips from you. Congrats!

  • Mary Ann
    June 26, 2016, 9:34 pm

    Nobody does it better. Congratulations!

  • Chris Mouat
    June 28, 2016, 11:20 pm

    Huge congrats, Paul. And very well-deserved. You do an amazing job and I always look forward to any time we get the chance to re-connect. You are as good as it gets!


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