Funeral services set for longtime Durham Bulls broadcaster, former WRAL reporter Ken Tanner

11 July 2022

— Longtime Durham Bulls broadcaster Ken Tanner will be laid to rest on Monday.

Tanner was an in-game host for the Bulls.

Baseball fans loved to hear Tanner yell “Bulls win!” during postgame interviews that were played over the stadium speakers and radio broadcast.

With the Bulls, Tanner would call games on the radio on AM 620 WDNC.

Many people know Tanner from his role on WRAL-TV as the station’s farm reporter in the 1980s and 1990s. He told stories on soil, harvesting crops, weather and the like.

Ken Tanner

After his WRAL days, Tanner joined the Bulls around 2000 and stuck around until 2019, when he got sick in the middle of the season.

Tanner also called play-by-play for the Richmond Braves in the 1970s before going to WNCT radio in Greenville to cover sports.

WRAL Sports will live stream Tanner’s funeral services, which start at 2 p.m. Monday.

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