Hall was born on August 19, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario. His father was a lawyer, who died when Hall was 9, and his mother a nurse. Hall got his first broadcasting job at the age of 19, after moving to Edmonton, at CKUA where he did news, a jazz show, and sports. At the suggestion of a columnist for the Edmonton Journal, Hall also took up a vacant sportscaster job at CHED, which he held from 1955 to 1962. In 1962, Hall moved to Toronto to take up a job covering sports with CHUM, but quickly moved back to Edmonton 3 years later, this time, back to CJCA, where he did play-by-play for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos with the network from 1965 to 1993. During his time with CJCA, he also pioneered one of the first open-line sports talk radio show in Edmonton. When CJCA ceased broadcasting operations in 1993, Hall moved back to CHED to take up the position of sports director - continuing to do play-by-play of Edmonton Eskimos games until 2009.
After over 40 years of covering play-by-play for Edmonton Eskimos games, Hall retired in 2009. During his play-by-play career, he also did play-by-play for the Alberta Oilers, Edmonton Oil Kings, and Edmonton Flyers. The media centre in Commonwealth Stadium was named after Hall when he retired in 2009, being succeeded by Morley Scott. Though retired from doing play-by-play, Hall continues to host his afternoon sports daily talk show and the morning show on CHED. Hall is also known for doing radio advertisements on CHED for local Tony Roma's, Crosstown Motors, and Sorrentinos. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
- ↑ Gerry Moddejonge. "Esks broadcaster turns 75", November 8, 2009.
- ↑ Aug 19 - Esks broadcaster turns 75
- ↑ Bryan Hall—A Year To Remember. Edmonton Oilers Heritage. Retrieved on August 4, 2010.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Curtis Stock. "Discovering a second HALLway", November 8, 2009.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Member Details - Hall, Bryan. Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Retrieved on August 4, 2010.
- ↑ Rock Radio Scrapbook: The CHUM Archives (Part 1). Rockradioscrapbook.ca. Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
- ↑ CTV Edmonton - Voice of Eskimos says goodbye to fans - CTV News. Edmonton.ctv.ca. Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
- ↑ Annicchiarico, Mario (2009-10-27). Edmonton Eskimos honour â€˜Hallsyâ€™ for 50-year career. Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
- ↑ Official Site of the Canadian Football League. CFL.ca (2009-10-29). Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
- ↑ CANOE - SLAM! Sports - CFL - Edmonton: Hall returns to Esks' broadcast booth. Slam.canoe.ca (2009-02-07). Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
- ↑ Annicchiarico, Mario (2010-07-29). That was then, this is ... OW!. Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved on 2010-08-27.
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