Ross, master of ceremonies on the National Barn Dance, started in radio as a sports
commentator, covering boxing matches, wrestling, racing and all sorts of sports.
Before radio, Norm was a sports writer in Chicago and on the West Coast. At one
time, he held 72 swimming records, more than any man ever had before or has since,
some world, some American and foreign titles. Included were 17 United States championships
and national records of England, France, Belgium, Australia, New Nealand and Hawaii.
In the World War, Ross was a flier.