Bob Costas Visiting Syracuse in September

July 16, 2008 by

Shortly after Bob Costas finishes doing his part to help NBC produce 3600 hours of Olympics coverage in Beijing next month, he's expected to return to Syracuse to receive a special honor.

Costas will receive the 2008 National Citizen of the Year Award from Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse.  In a press release issued this week, dinner chairman Andrew S. Fox says the event is planned for Wednesday, September 24.  A meet-and-greet session will be followed by a cocktail reception and dinner.

The press release cites Costas' achievements in sports broadcasting, including his 19 Emmy awards.  It also mentions the sportscaster's ties to Syracuse: Costas was attending Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications when he got his first professional job -- with WSYR-TV (those call letters were assigned to channel 3 at the time) and WSYR Radio in 1973.

In addition to his many appearances on television, the weekend syndicated "Costas on the Radio" show has been airing on Galaxy's Utica-Rome network of AM sports stations.  Collectively known as "The Game," they are WTLB/Utica (1310), WRNY/Rome (1350) and WIXT/Little Falls (1230).

The Temple Adath Yeshurun announcement did not mention ticket prices or reservation deadlines (and neither does the website), but interested parties can call (315) 445-0002. 


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