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Name: Earl R.J. Morton
Sport: Sport Media
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1984
Home Town: Halifax, Halifax County

Biography: Earl Morton covered sports in newspaper and radio, at home and away for more than 60 years.

By 1927, Morton was one of the bright young men in radio, delivering the first hockey play-by-play from the Halifax Forum. Not long afterwards, he was at CHNS handling hockey, baseball, yacht racing, harness racing, and any athletic event that demanded detailed and accurate coverage.

Morton travelled all over the Maritimes and still found time to become an official of hockey and baseball governing bodies; most notably the Maritime Amateur Hockey Association.

His voice was regularly heard throughout Canada on the sports review program on CBC. Morton received a special award on December 30, 1977, for his contribution to sports on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of a hockey game at the Halifax Forum. Afterwards, he continued to write for the Chronicle Herald and Mail Star.

Facts: • Took Over at CHNS for Major Bill Borrett
• Official Hockey & Baseball Governing Bodies
• Maritime Amateur Hockey Assoc
• Halifax Commercial Hockey League
• 1977 Award Contribution to Sports
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