Jim Zabel, Iowa Sportscasting Legend, Dies At 91
May 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WHO-A/DES MOINES sportscaster and former UNIVERSITY OF IOWA sports radio voice JIM ZABEL, who died THURSDAY (5/23) at his home in SCOTTSDALE, AZ at 91.
ZABEL was on the air at WHO from 1944 until his death, including serving as Sports Director (succeding RONALD REAGAN) and as co-host of the SUNDAY night show "TWO GUYS NAMED JIM," which he continued to host with JIM WALDEN until his passing; the show's MAY 12th edition turned out to be its last, with the MAY 19th show canceled due to severe weather. He called HAWKEYES football for 49 seasons until 1996 and also served as a sports anchor and host for WHO-TV for over 30 years.