Bell Memorial - Inducted 2004
One of the most recognizable voices in Alberta’s media industry, “Hallsy” has spent over 50 years announcing and promoting sports. Bryan Hall combined personality, commitment, and longevity to create an enormous impact on the City of Edmonton. Bryan has been the play-by-play announcer for the Edmonton Eskimos for over 35 years, calling the action for several Grey Cup victories and countless memories. Bryan was also the voice of the Alberta Oilers (World Hockey Association), Edmonton Flyers Hockey Club, and Edmonton Oil Kings Hockey Club. In 1967, Bryan Hall took a bold step forward in sports broadcasting when he pioneered the first open-line sports show in Edmonton. Throughout the last 50 years, Bryan has established himself as the most well-known media celebrity in the City of Edmonton. Bryan’s impact on the City of Edmonton and the media community across the country has been recognized twice: being honoured with “Bryan Hall Day” proclamations from the City of Edmonton, and, in 1989, being inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.