RIP - Curt Gowdy

Mark Watson
Mon Feb 20 16:04:36 EST 2006

Bradford Wood wrote:

> Legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy passed away at about 3 >AM this morning 
> at his home in Florida with family by his >side.

    Curt Gowdy spent 15 years as the Red Sox radio play by play voice 
(1951-1966) on the then WHDH radio, joining the Sox after working on New 
York Yankees radio broadcasts. His call of Ted Williams' last career at bat 
in 1960 in which Williams hit a home run is a Boston sports moment that is 
shown and heard from time to time. In 1967 Gowdy  took his talents to the 
national audience, working several baseball all star & World Series games, 
as well as calling some Super Bowls and NFL football for NBC. He also hosted 
"The American Sportsman" TV series on ABC.

   As most of us on the list know, Curt Gowdy was also a radio station 
owner. For many years he was owner of WCCM  (when it was on 800 Khz) and 
WCGY Lawrence. IIRC he was the owner of then WBBX (now WMYF)  Portsmouth NH 
(back in the 1970's?) and also owned a station in Wyoming. I know he sold 
off the Lawrence and Portsmouth stations, does anyone know off hand if he 
still owned the Wyoming station?

  BTW- Curt Gowdy's passing was top story most of the afternoon on WBZ 
radio. They played some sound bites from his call of Super Bowl III in 1969.

Mark Watson 

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