|Name||Sid Michaels Kavulich|
|Address||103 Mary Circle |
Taylor, Pennsylvania 18517, United States
|| August 22, 1956
|Died||October 16, 2018
|Last Modifed||Pennsylvania Historian|
Mar 12, 2019 05:59pm
Polish - Moderate-to-Liberal - Married -
|Info||Michael Kavulich |
For more than 20 years, Sid Michaels entered the homes of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania as an award-winning sportscaster at both WBRE-TV and WYOU-TV. He has written, edited and produced broadcast presentations which featured such honored sports figures as Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno, former heavyweight boxing champions Muhammed Ali, Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson. He has been widely recognized for his coverage of NASCAR and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) motor sports, and his 30 minute profile of local Hall of Fame racing drag racing champion Joe Amato was singled out by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association as one of the best in the country. During his television and radio broadcasting career, Sid has covered nearly every major sporting event in the world, including baseball’s World Series, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Super Bowl, NASCAR Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, PGA Championship and several world boxing championship fights.
Sid has also served as General Manager of Saint Ann’s Media at Saint Ann’s Basilica in Scranton, PA, helping bring the broadcast of the Roman Catholic Mass to a national TV audience via the Charlotte (N.C.) based Inspiration Network, the only Catholic Mass broadcast on that particular network. Among Sid’s other accomplishments at Saint Ann’s was the production and broadcast of the Mass from such locations as Niagara Falls, NY, Orlando, Florida and Oberammergau, Germany. During his tenure, Saint Ann’s Media also traced the historic journey of the late Pope John Paul II in the Middle Eastern Holy Land region, broadcasting from the sites visited by the Holy Father.
Since 2006, Sid has spent considerable time at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg, working as a communications specialist for the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Communications Department, under the Democratic Leader, Senator Robert J. Mellow.
Sid is currently involved with several civic organizations, including serving as President of the Executive Board of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton.
He has appeared in several community theater presentations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Kavulich died on October 16, 2018 following complications from heart surgery.