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LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY IS IN HOSPICE

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EUGENE, Ore. — Longtime KKNU (NEW COUNTRY 93.3), radio personality Bill Barrett has entered hospice care after a long
battle with cancer.

New Country’s Tim Fox tells us Barrett was diagnosed with a
recurrence of cancer back in April of this year.

Barrett had hosted the morning show on 93.3 for decades with
Fox and Tracy Berry (below) before he retired last year.


UPDATE: Barrett passed away Wednesday afternoon
                 August 17th.


Bill (left) with his fellow Country Radio Hall of Fame
Class of 2018 members Tracy Berry and Tim Fox.

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BASEBALL SPORTSCASTER HAS DIED AT 94

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Vincent Edward Scully (November 29, 1927 – August 2, 2022)

Vin Scully was a sportscaster, best known for his 67
seasons calling games for
Major League Baseball‘s
Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning in 1950 (when the
franchise was located in
Brooklyn) and ending in 2016.


In addition to Dodgers baseball, Scully called various
nationally-televised football and golf contests for
CBS
Sports
from 1975 to 1982, and was NBC Sports lead
baseball play-by-play announcer from 1983 to 1989. He
also called the
World Series for CBS Radio from 1979
to 1982 and again from 1990 to 1997.
Scully died at his
home in
Hidden Hills, California
      
       
     

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FORMER PRESIDENT DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

On July 23, 1885, just after completing his memoirs, Civil War hero
and former president Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer. He
served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

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General Grant reading in a colorized photo. Grant was
appointed General of the Army (4 Stars) after the Civil
War on July 25, 1866.

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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx
(October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)


Rogers was a co-founder of the
Sons of the
Pioneers
who went on to became one of the
most popular Western stars of his era. Known
as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in
over 100 films and numerous radio and television
episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.

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Roy Rogers on his palomino horse Trigger.

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THIS IS GUNSMOKE’S “DOC” (DR. ADAMS)


Stone retired when "Gunsmoke" went off the air in 1975, and died
five years later in San Diego. He was 75 years old.


For his contribution to the television industry, Milburn Stone has
a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981. He was inducted
inducted posthumously into the
Western Performers Hall of Fame
at the
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma
City
. After his death, he left a legacy  for the performing arts in
Cecil County in northeastern Maryland, by way of the Milburn
Stone Theatre in
North East
, Maryland.



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Milburn Stone, "Doc" on Gunsmoke, Grave and Tombstone, El Camino Memorial  Park Cemetery, San Diego, California, photos

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