Longtime St. Louis broadcaster Bill Wilkerson dies - KMOV.com

Longtime St. Louis broadcaster Bill Wilkerson dies

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Longtime St. Louis broadcaster Bill Wilkerson proudly displays the Bob Broeg Award given to him at the National Football Foundation Tom Lombardo-St. Louis Chapter 22nd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet in St. Louis on May 4, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Longtime St. Louis broadcaster Bill Wilkerson proudly displays the Bob Broeg Award given to him at the National Football Foundation Tom Lombardo-St. Louis Chapter 22nd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet in St. Louis on May 4, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The St. Louis sports scene lost a historic member Friday with the passing of Bill Wilkerson, according to KMOX.

The longtime sports broadcaster was a pillar of KMOX, co-hosting the morning show and working alongside broadcasting legends like Bob Costas, Wendy Wiese and the late Jack Buck during his 40-year career. 

Wilkerson did play-by-play for the Missouri Tigers football games as well as St. Louis Cardinals football and baseball. He was part of the first broadcast crew to ever broadcast an NFL game outside of the United States. 

Wilkerson won multiple awards during his storied career, including the Bob Broeg Award for enthusiasm, integrity, professionalism and devotion to the game of football.

He was also honored by the FBI with the Director’s Community Leadership Award for his work as executive director of “Reach Out St. Louis.”

Wilkerson was 72.

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