Nominated as “A Friend of Sports”, Dick retired on December 28, 2000 from radio station WJMC after 43 years of broadcasting; Kaner spent much of his career covering area sports. He only missed one or two broadcasts of basketball games in 43 years. He was the “Voice of the Rice Lake Warriors” as he gave the play by play of over 1000 Warrior basketball games since the early 60’s. In addition, he did the play-by-play of over 250 football games. It is estimated that Dick has done over 1500 games in his career. During his final broadcast of a Warrior basketball game in February 2000, he received recognition for his sports contributions at halftime from the Warrior Booster Club.