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By Randi Henderson | April 8, 1991
"Hi, everybody, this is Ken Levine along with Jon Miller. Welcome to Orioles baseball in RFK Stadium in the nation's capital."It was two days and counting until Opening Day and Ken Levine knew precisely, to the decimal point, how he would feel making his major league regular season announcing debut."Am I nervous about Opening Day? I'd say, I'm probably about 32 percent nervous and 68 percent excited."Prepped for the season by a number of exhibition game broadcasts from Florida, the Orioles' new radio announcer was happy to be getting closer to the real thing as he and partner Jon Miller worked games Saturday and Sunday from RFK Stadium.
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By Dan Singer | April 20, 2013
Few people were walking around downtown Laurel Tuesday evening, but at Main Street Sports Grill, nearly every seat at the bar was taken for happy hour. Since April marks the start of Major League Baseball play, the multiple flat-screen televisions behind the bar were showing ESPN's highlights from games across the nation. However, come 7 p.m., ESPN would be replaced by coverage of two games, one featuring the Baltimore Orioles, and the other the Washington Nationals. Laurel is sandwiched between Baltimore and Washington, about a half-hour drive away from either city, and at Main Street Sports Grill, baseball loyalties were divided between the two teams.
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By Larry Harris and Larry Harris,Evening Sun Staff | December 21, 1990
Radio station WBAL today named Ken Levine, an Emmy-winning television writer and producer, as its second man in the announcing booth for Orioles games next summer.Station manager Jeff Beauchamp said Levine, currently living in Los Angeles, won out over 94 applicants for the opportunity to broadcast baseball with play-by-play announcers Jon Miller and Chuck Thompson.Miller, who also has contracts to do Orioles TV games for Channel 2 and national games for ESPN, will split the 162-game VTC schedule with the veteran Thompson.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 9, 2012
Take-Two Interactive announced that “BioShock Infinite” will be pushed back from an Oct. 16 release to Feb. 26, 2013. The reasoning for the delay was stated in a press release by Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games, which is developing “Infinite” for Take-Two. “When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing. Since then, we've uncovered opportunities to make Infinite into something even more extraordinary.
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September 24, 2003
On September 22, 2003 RUTH LEVINE (nee Seidman); beloved wife of the late Sam Levine; beloved mother of Larry Levine of Mesa, AZ and Ken Levine of Owings Mills, MD; devoted mother-in-law of Amy Levine and Marilyn Zunikoff; loving grandmother of Lindsay, Lane and Pam Levine. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROTHERS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson Ln. on Wednesday, September 24 at 3 P.M. Interment Beth Tfiloh Congregation Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Rd. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 145 Wengate Rd. Owings Mills, MD (21117)
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | April 8, 1991
THIS AFTERNOON, Ken Levine entered his booth of dreams.While for most red-blooded American kids, the swath of green on the field at a place like Memorial Stadium on an opening day of a big league baseball season would the object of boyhood ardor, for Levine it was a perch above the action in a cubicle filled not with bats, gloves, tar paper and resin bags, but with dials, knobs, headphones and microphones.Unlike others of his era who grew up in Los Angeles, when he thinks of the Dodgers of his youth, it's not Sandy Koufax's smooth delivery that comes to mind, it is that of Vin Scully.
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By Ray Frager | December 22, 1990
If the Baltimore Orioles have any Hollywood endings planned for next season, the radio booth will contain an appropriate broadcaster to describe them.WBAL Radio said yesterday that Ken Levine, a television writer and producer and veteran radio announcer, has been hired to replace Joe Angel on Orioles broadcasts. Angel, Jon Miller's partner on WBAL for three seasons, left after the past season to become a New York Yankees announcer.Levine, 40, has been a minor-league play-by-play man since 1988, first with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Toronto Blue Jays' Class AAA team, and for the past two seasons with the Tidewater Tides of Norfolk, Va., the New York Mets' Class AAA club.
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February 21, 1992
Ken Levine surfaces as Mariners announcerKen Levine is staying in the big leagues. The broadcaster, who resigned after one season with the Orioles, has been named a Seattle Mariners radio announcer.Levine replaces Rick Rizzs, who left to join the Detroit Tigers.When Levine resigned in the fall from WBAL, he cited a desire to return to his family and television writing work in Los Angeles. However, Levine has taken on a full-season position with the Mariners.* Jean Yawkey, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox, had a stroke last night and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital.
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August 4, 1991
A major fan of the KeysHow much I enjoyed reading the articles on the Frederick Keys.I, too, find myself driving to their games, several times a summer. From my house in Irvington, I can drive, park and walk to Grove Stadium in just slightly over the same amount of time it takes me to drive and negotiate the traffic to Memorial Stadium and park and walk from my car. Tickets are cheaper for the Keys, seats are better and the atmosphere is delightful.While watching a Keys game (or a Suns game; I try to get there at least once a season)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | May 9, 2012
Take-Two Interactive announced that “BioShock Infinite” will be pushed back from an Oct. 16 release to Feb. 26, 2013. The reasoning for the delay was stated in a press release by Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games, which is developing “Infinite” for Take-Two. “When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing. Since then, we've uncovered opportunities to make Infinite into something even more extraordinary.
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September 24, 2003
On September 22, 2003 RUTH LEVINE (nee Seidman); beloved wife of the late Sam Levine; beloved mother of Larry Levine of Mesa, AZ and Ken Levine of Owings Mills, MD; devoted mother-in-law of Amy Levine and Marilyn Zunikoff; loving grandmother of Lindsay, Lane and Pam Levine. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROTHERS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson Ln. on Wednesday, September 24 at 3 P.M. Interment Beth Tfiloh Congregation Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Rd. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 145 Wengate Rd. Owings Mills, MD (21117)
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By RAY FRAGER | May 1, 1992
Ken Levine is returning to our fair city this weekend. It's enough to make a guy want to sing:Worked the microphone in Baltimore, Jack,Did the O's for a year, but I didn't come back.Wrote some TV, spent time at my abode,Hooked up with Seattle, now I'm back on the road.Everybody's got some play-by-play.Everybody's got some play-by-play.Charm City to Seattle is a mighty long way,But everybody's got some play-by-play.(To be included on Mr. Frager's new double release, "Inhuman Touch" and "Unlucky Town," available at most record stores, right next to the eight-tracks and Lipps Inc. compilation albums.
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February 21, 1992
Ken Levine surfaces as Mariners announcerKen Levine is staying in the big leagues. The broadcaster, who resigned after one season with the Orioles, has been named a Seattle Mariners radio announcer.Levine replaces Rick Rizzs, who left to join the Detroit Tigers.When Levine resigned in the fall from WBAL, he cited a desire to return to his family and television writing work in Los Angeles. However, Levine has taken on a full-season position with the Mariners.* Jean Yawkey, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox, had a stroke last night and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 1, 1992
At the last convention of the TV Sports Critics Association, held in the console television section of the Macy's at Livingston (N.J.) Mall -- I'm pushing hard to get the convention for Maryland next year; this could mean tens of dollars for our state, particularly at the food court -- the gathering agreed on goals for 1991:* Personal growth. Most of us achieved this, but I'm going to try cutting down on those snacks.* Fewer but better adjectives. I, for one, didn't use "punctilious" once all year.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 11, 1991
Not everyone cared for Ken Levine's broadcasting style. But it's hard to argue that he doesn't love baseball.How many people would give up a comfortable existence as a Los Angeles-based television script writer, moving 3,000 miles away from family to take a job that paid less and demanded constant travel?Finally, though, Levine decided that, as wonderful as it was to be a Baltimore Orioles radio play-by-play man, it was time to look beyond the Esskay scoreboard.On Wednesday night, Levine told WBAL Radio he was resigning, but it was far from a snap decision.
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By Steve McKerrow | October 4, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Isn't it nice that Chuck Thompson is scheduled to be in the WBAL-AM 1090 booth Sunday to broadcast the radio play-by-play (with Ken Levine) of the Orioles' final game in Memorial Stadium? Let's hope he says "ain't the beer cold!"It is pretty much wall-to-wall baseball on the Orioles' local radio carrier this weekend. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, a special edition of "The Dan Rodricks Show" will be broadcast live from the stadium, including reporter John Patti's report on the history of the park and a rebroadcast of Rodricks' "What Is Baseball?"
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By Steve McKerrow | October 4, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Isn't it nice that Chuck Thompson is scheduled to be in the WBAL-AM 1090 booth Sunday to broadcast the radio play-by-play (with Ken Levine) of the Orioles' final game in Memorial Stadium? Let's hope he says "ain't the beer cold!"It is pretty much wall-to-wall baseball on the Orioles' local radio carrier this weekend. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, a special edition of "The Dan Rodricks Show" will be broadcast live from the stadium, including reporter John Patti's report on the history of the park and a rebroadcast of Rodricks' "What Is Baseball?"
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By RAY FRAGER | January 1, 1992
At the last convention of the TV Sports Critics Association, held in the console television section of the Macy's at Livingston (N.J.) Mall -- I'm pushing hard to get the convention for Maryland next year; this could mean tens of dollars for our state, particularly at the food court -- the gathering agreed on goals for 1991:* Personal growth. Most of us achieved this, but I'm going to try cutting down on those snacks.* Fewer but better adjectives. I, for one, didn't use "punctilious" once all year.
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August 4, 1991
A major fan of the KeysHow much I enjoyed reading the articles on the Frederick Keys.I, too, find myself driving to their games, several times a summer. From my house in Irvington, I can drive, park and walk to Grove Stadium in just slightly over the same amount of time it takes me to drive and negotiate the traffic to Memorial Stadium and park and walk from my car. Tickets are cheaper for the Keys, seats are better and the atmosphere is delightful.While watching a Keys game (or a Suns game; I try to get there at least once a season)
FEATURES
By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | April 8, 1991
THIS AFTERNOON, Ken Levine entered his booth of dreams.While for most red-blooded American kids, the swath of green on the field at a place like Memorial Stadium on an opening day of a big league baseball season would the object of boyhood ardor, for Levine it was a perch above the action in a cubicle filled not with bats, gloves, tar paper and resin bags, but with dials, knobs, headphones and microphones.Unlike others of his era who grew up in Los Angeles, when he thinks of the Dodgers of his youth, it's not Sandy Koufax's smooth delivery that comes to mind, it is that of Vin Scully.
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