Budd is the winner of the 2005 DSBA Ty Tyson award for excellence in sports broadcasting. He is in his 60th season with the Detroit Red Wings currently serving as public address announcer for the NHL Red Wings, CCHA hockey at Joe Louis Arena and special events. He is a two-time past president of the DSBA and resides Downriver. He is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the DSBA as well. Budd was honored at Budd Lynch Night on November 5, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena where the DSBA presented him with a special engraved crystal microphone.