January 13, 2010


A mainstay behind the microphone in Kosciusko County for nearly two decades, Roger Grossman has been selected as this year’s winner of the IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award in District I.

Grossman’s contributions to high school athletics will be honored this Friday night in Warsaw when the Tigers host Goshen in boys’ basketball action. IHSAA Commissioner Blake Ress will be on hand to make the presentation, along with Warsaw Athletic Director Joe Santa, a member of the Executive Committee, and IHSAA Sports Information Director Jason Wille.

This is the 25th year the IHSAA has recognized outstanding members of the Indiana news media from each of its three legislative districts for excellence in the coverage of high school sports. District I covers 22 counties across northern Indiana.

Grossman currently serves as Program Director for ESPN 1480 in Warsaw, and serves as News Director and Production Manager for all three radio stations in the Lake City Radio stable (107.3 WRSW and Willie 103.5).

Grossman is in his 19th season broadcasting high school sports at WRSW. He started as a color commentator for Warsaw Tiger Football in 1991 and then began to assist Indiana Basketball and Indiana Broadcast Hall-of-Fame member Rita Price with area basketball broadcasts. Price was a 2001-02 media service award honoree.

The 41-year-old Grossman became the Voice of Warsaw Tiger Sports in 2002 and leads the broadcast for football, boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball. He also broadcasts around 15 area high school baseball games each spring. In all, he calls over 90 games each school year and has been a part of more than 1,600 broadcasts at WRSW. Additionally, WRSW has originated a radio broadcast from the IHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals every year since the tournament’s inception in 1976 and has covered local high school sports since the station first signed on in 1948.

Grossman is a 1986 graduate of Argos High School where he was a four-sport athlete for the Dragons in soccer, basketball, baseball and golf and received a B.S. in Radio/TV from Butler University in 1991.

He and his wife, Holly, live in Winona Lake and are awaiting the arrival of their first child from China.


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