Gus Kyle was the funny broadcast goof teamed with Dan Kelly who cracked you up during the game and the intermissions. Gus was the person who declared the game a "Barnburner" when you had a great battle going.
Here's a tale of one of Gus' finer moments, as told by .Howard Berger. In this case, it wasn't a barn that was burning.
But, my favorite all-time gaffe occurred in the early-’70s, when the St. Louis Blues broadcasts could be heard in many parts of North America late at night on powerful radio station KMOX. The Blues were playing in Vancouver and legendary voice Dan Kelly uttered the station’s commercial cue at the stoppage of play: "This is St. Louis Blues hockey". For whatever reason, the operator back in the studio failed to hit the commercial cart and the microphones in the Pacific Coliseum broadcast booth were still live on the air. At which point, Kelly’s delightfully wacky partner, former NHLer Gus Kyle, made a stunning confession: "Geez, Dan, have I got the farts tonight!" Kyle informed his listening audience.
If you don't know who Gus was or just want to skip down memory lane again, here is a great tribute to the man who was truly Blues Hockey in the early years.