One of the most popular and widely honored sports announcers in the United States, Schenkel became known as the voice of the Professional Bowlers Association tour as host of ABC-TV's PBA telecasts from 1962 to 1997. Schenkel covered virtually every major sporting event in his more than 45 years as a broadcaster. But he was best known and most respected for his commentary on bowling. He also donated much of his time as honorary chairman of the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum. He earned the 1999 Flowers for the Living Award.