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Porter not planning to retire

10/22/2004 - Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced Friday that Hall of Fame broadcaster
Vin Scully will return next year for his 56th season and Rick
Monday will be back for his 12th year.

But there was a shakeup in the radio booth.

Ross Porter is leaving the Dodgers' broadcasting team after 28 years on the job.

The team will add another play-by-play broadcaster and an
analyst, with those hires to be announced at a later date,
executive vice president Lon Rosen said.

Scully will continue in his solo role both on television
broadcasts and simulcasts of the first three innings on the
Dodgers' radio network. After that, the radio coverage will go with
the first English language two-person booth in franchise history.

"It has been an honor for me to broadcast games for the Dodgers
for the past 28 years," Porter said in a statement issued by the
team. "I wish to thank the fans for their loyalty and their
support of my work. There are no plans to retire. I love what I
do."