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Frank John Glieber (April 5, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin–May 1, 1985 in Dallas, Texas) was an American sportscaster.

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Biography

Early life and career

Glieber was born and raised in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Northwestern University. After graduating, he moved to the Dallas area and began his career broadcasting local sports events on area radio stations in the 1950s. As sports director of KRLD radio, Glieber called play-by-play of local college basketball and minor league baseball teams and served as a color commentator on Dallas Cowboys broadcasts. From 1978-80 he was a television announcer for the Texas Rangers and also broadcast Cleveland Browns games on TV. The portly Glieber (affectionately nicknamed the "Round Mound of Sound") was named Texas Sportscaster of the Year seven times.

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CBS Sports

In 1963, Glieber began a long career with CBS television. Over the next two decades he would broadcast a variety of events for the network including NFL football, NBA and NCAA basketball, professional bowling, tennis, and golf (including the Masters Tournament each spring). Glieber continued to broadcast local Dallas area sports events during his time at CBS, working as many as sixteen hours a day.

Death

In 1985, Glieber collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack while jogging at the Ken Cooper Aerobics center in Dallas. He was survived by his wife, Kathy, and children, Jon, Lynne, Robin, Craig, and Mitchell.

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