Dave Norman Leaves the Turks Broadcast Booth

The Turks announced today that their friend and long time broadcaster, Dave Norman, has resigned his position. Dave has been at the mike in the broadcast booth for the Turks since 2002. As a player and journalist, baseball has been integral to his life. “The Turks were that perfect niche between amateur and professional baseball and really plugged into my passions for broadcasting and player development,” Dave says.

Beginning as a public address announcer at the age of 14, Dave was hooked on the energy of a live sportscast. A Navy veteran and graduate of Towson University, he worked in radio spors at WBAL in Baltimore, WTMD in Towson, Maryland and locally with WKCY, WSVA and ESPN 1360 in Harrisonburg.

On the television sports side, Dave worked at WBAL and WJZ Sports in Baltimore and WAZT as the lead announcer for Telemedia Productions in Harrisonburg. Over seven years with Telemedia, Dave called a wide variety of high school and college sports including several Virginia State Championships.

Sportswriting is the foundation of solid sports coverage, and Dave wrote for The Capital in his home town of Annapolis, Maryland from 1995-1998.

Dave hosted “Play Ball,” a weekly baseball and softball-themed radio show on WSVA. He was the 2006 Valley League Futuremedia Broadcaster of the Year and has called over a dozen Valley League All-Star Games. He has also called the Virginia State Little League Championship game on WSVA.

As a tribute to all of the people who gave him a chance at a mike, each summer Dave hired and guided a new partner into the baseball broadcasting vocation. He mentored JMU students over the years in the booth and shared his knowledge with them. 

Dave has also researched, interviewed, and wrote all of the great articles for our season programs over the years.

It is with deep appreciation that we thank Dave Norman for his sixteen years with the Harrisonburg Turks organization.