Photograph of Morry ManniesMorry Mannies began his radio career at WARU in Peru as a disk jockey in 1952. When he went to Ball State University in 1956, he began working for WLBC Radio and remained there for fifty-nine years. During those years Morry broadcast both football and basketball games for Muncie and Delaware County Schools. He broadcast four Muncie Central State Championships, one Delta State Championship and one Muncie Southside State Championship as well as Delaware County Tournaments. In 1956 Morry became the radio voice for the Ball State Cardinals football and basketball teams. He was known as “The Voice of the Cardinals” until his retirement in 2011. During his broadcast career, Morry did play-by-play for over 5,500 games at Ball State and Delaware County. In 1986 Morry became part-owner of WLBC and functioned as the station’s sports director.

He was a three-time Indiana Sportscaster of the year, and was also inducted into six Halls of Fame and twice received gubernatorial Sagamore of the Wabash designations.  Mannies died March 5, 2020, in Muncie at age 81.