Sam Weinstein

Meritorious Service

Sam Weinstein
City: Chicago
State: IL
Inducted: 1970

Weinstein's love affair with bowling began in 1931 when, at age 17, he became a secretary-writer for Bowlers Journal. In 1935, he originated the Tenpin Tattler radio program, the longest-running readio show in history. Weinstein's radio show on WGN in Chicago ended in 1995, after 60 consecutive yeras. For years, he helped other cities start bowling broadcasts. He also was a driving force behind Chicagos famous Sun-Times charity tournament Beat the Champs television series and has helped hundreds of humanitarian causes with contributions of bowling promotions and private donations.