Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - Sports broadcasting legend, Charley Steiner, is back on the Bradley University campus. The Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee and LA Dodgers announcer is a 1971 Bradley Alum. He's in town for the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication symposium. The 3rd annual event brought in big names and packed the auditorium.
"To have a school in my name and students actually majoring in what we're doing... It's a thrill. I can't wait to come back", said Steiner.
When Steiner does come back, he brings an army with him. This day featured dozens of sports professionals covering topics such as PR, storytelling and post graduation tips. "There's no body that I have asked yet now in three years that's said no. So I'm overjoyed by that", said Steiner.
Larry King also returned to the hilltop, but this year he brought more than just advice. He's donating $1 million dollars to the sports communication school.
"I love the school and I love meeting the people. Then when he started this school of sports journalism and he asked me to come to his seminars and stuff I thought it was a terrific idea. I think it is a great idea", said King.
The money will strictly go toward scholarships for underrepresented groups. As far as the school's future, Steiner says his biggest goal is to see the guest lectures continue.