Bob Blackburn, Voice Of The Sonics, Dead At 85
January 11, 2010 at 4:33 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime former SEATTLE SUPERSONICS radio voice BOB BLACKBURN, who died FRIDAY after a long illness at 85.
BLACKBURN called SONICS games on KIRO-A and KJR-A/SEATTLE from the club's 1967 inception through his 1992 retirement, including the 1978-79 NBA championship season. He worked as an auctioneer after his retirement from sportscasting; the team retired his microphone and displayed a banner in BLACKBURN's honor at KEYARENA until the franchise moved to OKLAHOMA CITY as the THUNDER in 2008.