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Bill Tredway



Born April 16, 1918. 1936 Huron HS grad. Attended Huron College. Tredway made history by doing the first radio broadcasts of the state boys basketball tournament from Huron College's gym in 1936. "I announced the game from a telephone booth in the arena," he once recalled. "I was the play-by-play announcer, analyst and engineer. And I did a heckuva job on all three." Tredway spent 26 years as a broadcaster for KIJV radio in Huron, doing play-by-play for the Huron High Tigers and Huron College Scalpers. He was sports director at KIJV from 1947-67. He began broadcasting, at KGDY, when he was a senior in high school. Tredway was a sophomore at Huron College when KGDY folded. He quit school and got a radio job in North Platte, Neb. He worked in Sioux City and Great Falls, Mont., then back to Sioux City. In World War II, he spent 3 1/2 years in the Navy. After the war, he returned to Huron to join his father, Roy, in the sporting goods business. He combined broadcasting at the local radio station with running Tredway Sporting Goods. He retired in 1982. Among the athletes interviewed by Tredway were Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Bud Wilkinson and Patty Berg. He was twice named S.D. Sportscaster of the Year, including the first year the award was presented. He also received Distinguished Service Awards from the S.D. Coaches Association and the S.D. High School Activities Association. He is a member of the Huron High and Huron College halls of fame.








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