New York Sports Host Bill Mazer Dies At 92
October 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of NEW YORK sportscasting pioneer BILL MAZER, who died WEDNESDAY (10/23) in DANBURY, CT at 92.
MAZER spent over 60 years in broadcasting in radio and TV, using his "Amazin'" knowledge of sports information, statistics, and trivia and serving as one of the first sports talk show hosts in the world when he joined the nascent Talk format at WNBC-A/NEW YORK in 1964. He also hosted for many years on WOR-A, WFAN-A, WEVD-A, and at WVOX-A/NEW ROCHELLE and in BUFFALO at WKBW-A and WGR-A and WGR-TV. He was perhaps most familiar to NEW YORK fans as METROMEDIA independent WNEW-TV (now FOX O&O WNYW-TV) sports anchor and SUNDAY night "SPORTS EXTRA" co-host alongside, at times, LEE LEONARD, BRIAN MADDEN, TOM MCDONALD and JOHN DOCKERY.