public address announcers

Don ScottDon Scott

Don Scott has served as the Public Address announcer for the Hershey Bears since 1991 and was the Associated Press writer for the Bears for 18 years. In 2003 he started doing the game scoring when not on PA and is the Saturday morning newsman for WLBR AM 1270 in Lebanon.

He has covered local and area sports for more than 40 years for Lebanon County radio stations and the Lebanon Daily News. He currently writes the weekly column The Hockey Corner for The Sun of Hummelstown.

Don is the recipient of the 1987 Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year and is a 2001 Central Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

J. Michael SheldonJ. Michael Sheldon

J. Michael Sheldon, one of three public address announcers for the Hershey Bears, is a former news anchor for WGAL-TV in Lancaster with commercial broadcast announcer and newscaster experience at radio stations ranging from WNUE in Fort Walton, Florida to WFEC and WCMB/WSFM in the Harrisburg area. He’s also worked as a newspaper reporter, a vice president of communications with a large local non-profit agency and as a public relations director for a three-state association.

Sheldon holds four college degrees ranging from associates through a doctorate, including a master’s degree in Journalism with emphasis in public relations from Temple University. At one time, he was one of three national ‘voices’ being considered by NFL films as the replacement for the late-great John Facenda; however, the position was awarded to another late-great, Harry Kalas.

He credits his love of hockey and his devotion to the Bears as the driving force that brought him to the Bears’ announcer’s booth, even though his full-time job is being an attorney. He has been named to the 2009-2010 “Who’s Who in American Law” and has been voted for three consecutive years as the Harrisburg Magazine “Reader’s Choice – Criminal Attorney”. He also enjoys motorcycles, photography and .. of course, the Bears. Sheldon resides in the Harrisburg area.

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