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Longtime Springfield Broadcaster Passes Away
UPDATED February 26, 5:52 p.m.
A man considered a broadcast legend in central Illinois has passed away. Many people grew up hearing his voice on the radio or watching him on television.
Bob Murray spent more than 40 years informing people about stories making headlines in our area, delivering the weather, and even giving them something to laugh about.
Joey McLaughlin, a WTAX morning show host and a former colleague, told us everybody has a story or a memory about Murray.
"You would pass him in the hall, you could always have a conversation," McLaughlin said. "He was just always willing to have a conversation with you and joke around and have a good time."
McLaughlin said not only did Murray love what he did, but he had a tremendous work ethic. Murray not only kept people informed, but he made people smile and made people happy.
Murray died this morning surrounded by family, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 66 years old.