Billfowler_bio Fowler stayed in his hometown of Marion, Indiana, as announcer, sportscaster, and longtime general manager of WBAT Radio. For 30 years he was the play-by-play voice of the Marion Giants. He was an Indiana All-star basketball player at Marion High School, and is an honoree in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Fowler served his community as president of the School Board, and later was elected president of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. He died in 1999.