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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Capping a nearly 34-year career as Louisiana's preeminent sportscaster and a local broadcasting icon, sports director Jim Henderson has announced his decision to retire from WWL-TV in February. "All good things must come to an end, and for me, that's ...

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Capping a nearly 34-year career as Louisiana's preeminent sportscaster and a local broadcasting icon, sports director Jim Henderson has announced his decision to retire from WWL-TV in February.

"All good things must come to an end, and for me, that's my career here at Channel 4 that has encompassed nearly 34 years," Henderson wrote in an email to his WWL colleagues.

Henderson said he intends to stay on as the radio play-by-play announcer for the New Orleans Saints, a job he has held since 1982, but will retire in February from his post at Channel 4.

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Wow. I figured "Hondo" would be on wwl forever.

Happy that he will still call games but I will miss his commentaries on the news.
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Glad he's staying. He's a legend...
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Glad he's staying. He's a legend...
And IMO, he could have probably had a major network gig if he wanted.
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Whew, I would be crushed if he stopped calling our games. I love our crew. Henderson & Gajun=Best radio broadcast pair ever!!!
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All good things must come to end. The TV world just lost a great one. Love him or hate him Jim was always very good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #7
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I can finally hear his radio calls on WWL online and I love it. So glad he's still going to do that.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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Sad to see him step down. I've listened to Jim for most of my life. Glad he's still calling the games though, it just wouldn't be the same without him.
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Another Pig has flown.

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Another Pig has flown.

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