EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 17, 2012

Benjamin excited to broadcast tourney games

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Frank Benjamin is back on the air and he couldn’t be happier.

The veteran broadcaster will be doing the analysis on 1110 WCCM AM and his former sidekick Bob Schufreider will handle the play by play during the Greater Lawrence boys and girls Christmas basketball tourneys.

Benjamin has already done his popular “Let’s Talk Sports” show the last two weekends. It’s now on Sundays from 2-3 p.m.

“I was a little bit nervous,” he admitted. “But it’s like riding a bike.”

Benjamin estimates he and “Let’s Talk Sports” were off the air for 5-6 years and the same time frame with the Christmas Tourney coverage.

The boys tourney has always been one of his favorites.

“I really enjoy it,” he said. “All the kids come up and say, ‘Hi, Mr. B., how are you doing?’ Doing the tourneys, I just loved it so much. They are all great. To see the crowds, 2,000 people at the beginning of the season, it always amazed me.”

1110 WCCM AM Schedule

Thursday: North Andover-Andover boys game with a pre-game show beginning at 5:30 p.m. then the game, which tips off at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 27: Pregame and boys semifinals (tip-off 5:30/7:15 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 29: Pregame and boys title game (7:15 p.m. tip-off)

Sunday, Dec. 30: Pregame and girls title game (7:15 p.m. tip-off)