Perhaps Jack Dale has been listened to by more West Texans than any other in his 50-plus years of service to Texas Tech. He broadcast 520 Red Raider football games for 47 years and more than 1,350 men's basketball games for 50 years. Jack grew up on a Kansas farm and would broadcast imaginary games while on the family tractor. He graduated from Kansas City's Pathfinder School of Radio Announcing in 1952 and then sent 115 letters out for a job. He and his wife, Sue, settled on KFYO in Lubbock. When the Humble Football Network obtained the radio broadcast rights for Tech football games in 1953, Jack became a part of the network, broadcasting with Eddie Barker, Eddie Hall and Connie Alexander. He was not allowed to broadcast many Tech games because if listeners perceived of a bias, they would send the Humble credit cards back to the Houston-based company in protest, he said. In 1992, Jack and his son, Steve, started a radio call-in show in Lubbock. Jack Dale died in 2011. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.