Dan Lee is a 24-year veteran of sports journalism that covers radio and newspaper alike. Lee began his radio career in 1981 while still serving as a radar surveillance/radar weapons controller (air traffic control) the United States Air Force in Andrew, Texas. Beginning as a part-time DJ, Dan began radio broadcasting sports in 1982 and has never stopped.
Not content with that, Dan began writing sports for a local newspaper in Brownwood, Texas in 1988 and continued in both fields after moving to the Branson, Missouri area in 1992.
By the year 2000, Dan was not only broadcasting football and basketball games for Branson radio stations KRZK and KOMC, but also served as the Sports Editor for the weekly Stone County Gazette. That same year, he began a new career as a licensed U.S. Coastguard Marine Merchant Captain, and currently pilots an amphibious tour vessel on the roads and lakes of Branson.
He retired as Sports Editor of the Stone County Gazette in 2001, but continues to provide sports stories and radio broadcasts for the area on a freelance basis. He has served as the voice of the Reeds Spring High School football broadcasts for the past seven years, as well as helping out during basketball playoff season.
Lee’s busiest year came in 1990-91, when he performed play-by-play duties for both Stephenville (Texas) high school and Tarleton State University in all three major sports (football, basketball, baseball), a total of 93 games in a single year. That same year, Dan’s account of a major Texas high school rivalry game was featured on the nationally televised series “Scholastic Sports America.”
Dan also served as play-by-play announcer for Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas) from 1988 - 1990, and has covered major sporting events such as the Indianapolis 500 and the Dallas Formula One Grand Prix. He has also covered Missouri Final Four basketball championship tournament games twice.
Dan’s thirst for sports has never been quenched. He has enjoyed playing softball, tennis and even auto racing, and just this year Dan has taken up ice skating at the age of 47 in hopes of someday playing in a local house hockey league! But his current endeavor may be his most ambitious; co-founding WebSports Radio with his broadcast partner of seven years, Steve Casson.