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Mike Woodson’s IU basketball radio show with Don Fischer returns on Monday

It’s another sign a new season is upon us.

Beginning October 31, “The Voice of the Hoosiers” Don Fischer will host Inside Indiana Basketball With Mike Woodson on the IU Radio Network.

The 1-hour show will be broadcast live at 7:05 p.m. from the Southern Stone Restaurant in Bloomington.

Here are the broadcast dates for the 2022-23 season:

Monday — October 31
Monday–November 14
Monday–November 21
Monday–November 28
Monday–December 5
Monday—December 12
Monday–December 19
Monday–January 2
Monday–January 9
Monday–January 23
Monday–February 6
Monday–February 13
Monday–February 27
Monday–March 6

Women’s coach Teri Moren will also resume her show next week.  She will be joined by Voice of Indiana Women’s Basketball Austin Redner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern followed by Woodson and Fischer at 7:05 p.m. Eastern.

The show will air live on WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington along with its radio affiliates around the state. Fans can also watch a live stream of the radio show on the team’s respective Facebook accounts.

Fischer was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame two weeks ago.

This marks the 50th year Fischer has been the radio play-by-play “voice” of Indiana University football and men’s basketball games. He was the IU basketball radio voice when Woodson played for the Hoosiers from 1976 to 1980.  Fischer shares the second-longest football radio tenure in the nation. The past 34 years, Fischer has worked as an independent contractor and is currently serving the Indiana University Radio Network owned by Learfield IMG College out of Plano, Texas.

Fischer does freelance sportscasting, which included handling for 23 years the pre-season television play-by-play for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts (1995-2017). During his 48 years with IU, Fischer has been named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year 32 times by two different organizations.

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association has awarded him 27 times, while the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has named him its honoree four times. He received the inaugural Woody Durham College Voice Award from the National Sports Media Association, the University of North Carolina and Learfield Sports in June of 2018.

In October of 2010, Fischer was one of eight inductees into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (ISSA) inducted Fischer into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2004. He has won several awards for best play-by-play performance, and he has been honored by Indiana University with the J.W. Bill Orwig Medal, that goes to non-alumni for distinguished service to the University. Fischer also has been named an Honorary “I” Man. In addition, the City of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana have each honored Fischer with a special “Recognition Day” for his service and abilities as the play-by-play broadcaster for IU.

He has broadcast over 1,900 Indiana University games – a total that includes 10 bowl games, four NCAA basketball championship games and two N.I.T. championship games.

From 1973 through 1987, he worked for ABC Radio, Canada’s CBC and several additional major market radio stations, including WIRE in Indianapolis, as their source for reports during the month of May coverage of the Indianapolis 500. During that period, Fischer also served WIRE and Network Indiana, a statewide news network, as their sports director.

A native of Rochelle, Ill., Fischer has been in the radio business for 54 years.

His previous broadcast experience includes stops in Butte, Mont.; Ottawa, Ill.; Springfield, Ill.; and Terre Haute, Ind. Fischer has four sons and 12 grandchildren. Don and his wife, Susy, reside in Greenwood, Ind.

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